This new and exciting programme will give you a scientific understanding of global ecological change, and provide you with the contemporary skills, tools and experience for tackling pressing environmental questions.
The programme will focus on concepts and theories essential to understanding global ecological change, including: state-of-the-art techniques for environmental process research, invasive species ecology and conservation genetics. You will learn how to convert science to policy or management, and how to consult with stakeholders. You will also spend time shadowing our multidisciplinary research teams before conducting a substantive six-month project. These projects may be jointly supervised by colleagues at related institutes or within industry. We will equip science graduates with the essential skills to proceed to further research via PhD or careers in consultancy and industry.
You also have the option to take part of this programme as a one year, part-time option with an exit qualification of PGCert.
The programme will:
Give you the modules which focus on gaining both pure research and applied practical skills.
Give you dedicated field courses: in Africa for firsthand experience of theory in action; and in Dorset learning to convert science to policy with our River Communities Group.
Allow opportunities for projects in the UK and overseas, and in conjunction with collaborators such as the Institute of Zoology, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, and the Natural History Museum.
International Student Requirements:
Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.
Find out more about our English language entry requirements.
If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.