The Entomology program offered by Harper Adams University is intended to provide a detailed understanding of basic and applied entomology and the issues associated with, on the one hand, their ecology and conservation and, on the other, the control of harmful species worldwide.
Our program focuses on conservation and agriculture. There is currently a shortage of expertise in this important topic, which is a key element in the effort to ensure global food security and the understanding of biodiversity. By successfully completing this course you will develop a range of abilities that will prepare for an interesting and fulfilling career in an area with considerable opportunities.
Graduates with M.S. in Entomology from Harper Adams University will be able to:
- identify insects to at least family level, determine their key characteristics, and critically evaluate the role of insects in managed and natural ecosystems.
- assess and exploit technology to solve insect-related problems.
- disseminate issues and ideas relating to insect control and conservation to a range of audiences using various methods of communication.
- evaluate and interpret data and draw relevant conclusions from existing entomological studies.
Students holding an MSc in Entomology have gone on to work for research institutes such as Rothamsted Research, FERA (the Food and Environment Research Agency), the James Hutton Institute, commercial biological control companies, the agrochemical industry and as agronomists and ecological consultants.
They have also gained employment with conservation bodies such as Natural England, Scottish Natural Heritage or overseas. A number of graduates have worked as forensic entomologists.
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Programme StructureCourse include:
- Research and Information Skills
- Biology and Taxonomy of Insects
- Diversity and Evolution of Insects
- Experimental Design and Analysis
- Research Project
- Commercial and Practical Biological Control
- Insect Physiology and Behaviour
- Pesticide Technology
- Ecological Entomology
- Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesBiology Biodiversity & Conservation Ecology View 450 other Masters in Biology in United Kingdom
- A UK honours degree or equivalent overseas qualification. Applicants with a good FdSc/HND pass in a relevant subject area plus at least two years' relevant industrial or professional experience may also be considered.
- Previous experience, referees' reports and interviews will be used to determine the suitability of candidates for particular programmes.
International12900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12900 GBP per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA8150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8150 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Newport
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