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Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics MSc

Queen Mary University of London

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Full-time | Mile End | 1 year | SEP-19
  • Full-time | Mile End | 1 year | SEP-19
  • Part-time | Mile End | 2 years | SEP-19

Key information

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  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    41st

    3
  • Subject Ranking

    48th

    5 (Biological Sciences)
  • Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    3.07

    / 4.00
  • Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.54

    / 1.00
  • Qualification

    Master of Science

  • Application deadline

    09-Sep-19

  • Start date

    SEP-19

Course Summary

Ecologists and evolutionary biologists now routinely use next-generation DNA sequencing in their research, and graduates who are skilled in genome analysis as well as ecology and evolution are rare. Genome-enabled approaches are helping rapidly to advance our understanding of the dynamic relationship between genotype, phenotype and the environment. Our programme will give you cross-disciplinary skills in a rare combination of areas of expertise, from bioinformatics and evolutionary inference to computational biology and fieldwork.

You will take six taught modules (four two-week modules in Semester A and one three-week module and the field course in Semester B), which make up 50% of your final grade. These will be assessed through a mixture of reports, essays, practicals and presentations. Our Ecological and Evolutionary Genomics programme combines traditional lectures and practicals with a diverse range of learning formats. Group work, student presentations and open discussion/debate are an integral part of the programme, giving you the chance to develop communication and team-working skills. We take pride in cultivating a close-knit and friendly working relationship between academics and students on this programme. You will benefit from small group teaching, normally no more than 15 students in each seminar, allowing for a more intensive learning experience and increased interaction.

Our postgraduate’s students go on to work in a wide variety of careers. Some apply their degree knowledge directly, working as conservation officers or research assistants. We have developed modules accommodating pure research and applied practical skills developed to promote graduate employability. The transferable skills gained through this enable graduates to work in areas beyond those directly related to their degree. These include government, education and retail. Other graduates pursue their subject interest by undertaking a PhD.

Tuition Fees

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£11,200 per year

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University information

University Ranking

41st

About this University

Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research universities. The university combines world-leading research with a strong commitment to social justice and public engagement, and is proud to open its doors to any student who has the potential to succeed. Queen Mary is the only campus-based Russell Group University in London, and its global community of students and staff represent more than 160 nationalities.

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