M.Res. On Campus

Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation

12 months
31040 GBP/year
17270 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation research-led programme offered at the University College London (UCL) is run in collaboration with the Institute of Zoology and the Natural History Museum, providing a rigorous training and unparalleled opportunities across the full breadth of pure and applied research in evolutionary, ecological, and conservation science.


Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation are of growing importance due to climate change, extinction, and habitat destruction.

Taught modules will focus on cutting-edge quantitative tools in ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, bioinformatics, systematics, palaeobiology, conservation, biogeography and environmental biology. 

Seminars, journal clubs and the two research projects will provide students with diverse opportunities for experience at UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment & Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, the Natural History Museum and the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London.


This Biodiversity Evolution and Conservation programme from the University College London (UCL) offers students a strong foundation with which to pursue careers in academic research, environmental policy and management, applied conservation, public health, or scientific journalism.


This programme provides students with a strong foundation to pursue careers in academic research, environmental policy and management, applied conservation, public health, or scientific journalism.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Science Communication for Biologists
  • Computational Methods in Biodiversity Research
  • Analytical Tools in Biodiversity, Evolutionary and Conservation Research
  • Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Normally, a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in life sciences, environmental sciences or related subject area, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. 
  • Applicants with an appropriate professional qualification and relevant work experience may also apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31040 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31040 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    17270 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17270 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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