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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Mile End

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Aquatic ecosystems are under continued and growing threats such as habitat loss, invasive species and pollution. Be part of creating solutions to the threats these ecosystems face. This course will give you a fundamental understanding of different ecosystems and the hands-on experience you need, for conservation and research.

  • Excellent employment prospects progressing onto research PhDs and industry in areas such as environmental consultancy and conservation
  • Get trained in cutting-edge research techniques, contemporary approaches and practical skills
  • Conduct a nine-month project to develop the skills needed for further academic or applied research
  • Access to analytical, mesocosm and temperature-controlled facilities within the Centre for the Aquatic and Terrestrial Environment

Where you'll learn


  • At Queen Mary you will have access to a number of advanced facilities, some of which are designated exclusively to postgraduate students.
  • Specialist analytical research facilities within our Centre for the Aquatic and Terrestrial Environment, developed from an investment of £1.8 million
  • The Freshwater Biological Association’s River Laboratory on the River Frome in Dorset, via our River Communities Group
  • Mesocosm and temperature controlled facilities at Queen Mary
  • We will use our network of partner NGOs, research labs and industries to create further opportunities

Career paths

During your studies you'll have access to support at every stage in your degree, including one-to-one academic guidance, tailored workshops and external guest speakers. Graduates of this course are well-placed to progress onto PhD research or careers in industry, consultancy and conservation.

Graduates from Postgraduate courses in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences have gone on to:

  • Curator at the Natural History Museum
  • Fisheries Ecologist at the Brown May Marine
  • Research Chemist at the Xention
  • Research Scientist at the Phosphonics
  • Ecotoxicologist at the ADAS UK Ltd
  • Consultant at the HR Wallingford

Tuition fees

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University information

Queen Mary University of London

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  • Campus address

    Queen Mary University of London, Admissions and Recruitment Office, Mile End Road, Tower Hamlets, E1 4NS, England

Queen Mary students enjoy the security and friendliness of campus in a famous city, with guaranteed accommodation for all first-year undergraduates in Year 1.
Queen Mary is a truly global university. It has students and staff from over 160 countries, and has sites in London, China, Malta and Paris.
Research at Queen Mary is world-leading across disciplines, with academics making a major impact across all subject areas.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    46th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    143 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    74 74%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%



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