Imperial College London, Department of Life Sciences
As a recognised centre of excellence in both training and research, the Department of Life Sciences receives one of the highest levels of funding in the country, employs 300 staff and hosts over 400 postgraduates students.
The Division of Ecology and Evolution is one of the largest such groupings in the country, located at Silwood Park, our campus in Berkshire near Ascot and Windsor. In 100 ha of pristine woodlands, the campus hosts high-tech research and teaching laboratories, student accommodation, recreational, and sport facilities.
We have formal links and joint appointments with both the Natural History Museum (London) and the Royal Botanical Gardens (Kew), and run some of our courses jointly with them, and with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Institute of Zoology in London.
MRes in Biodiversity Informatics and Genomics (New for 2012 Intake)
This new MRes is for students with a passion for the diversity of life on earth, and who wish to be trained in cutting-edge biological research. Key features include seven-week intensive training in the latest developments of informatics and genomics for whole organism research, and a single nine-month research project in the Division or jointly hosted by one of our peer-institutes in London or overseas.
The Department of Life Sciences will offer bursaries to selected successful UK/EU applicants to partially offset the cost of tuition fees for Masters courses. Prizes will also be awarded to some of the best students.
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