12 months
29400 GBP/year
16500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Biodiversity and Global Change programme at the University College London (UCL) provides a grounding in the science that is essential for tackling the biodiversity crisis, training the next generation of conservation professionals.


It is run in collaboration with the Institute of Zoology, the Natural History Museum, and a network of collaborators. Together, this partnership brings together some of the leading researchers of global biodiversity changes from across many different disciplines.

Taught modules focus on the concepts and skills needed to apply the latest research in global biodiversity changes, covering topics including  biodiversity generation and maintenance, species conservation, behavioural ecology in the Anthropocene, computational methods for biodiversity research, ecology and evolution, and science communication.


This Biodiversity and Global Change programme at the University College London (UCL) offers students a strong foundation with which to pursue careers in environmental policy and management, applied conservation or scientific journalism.


This is a new MSc course. Alumni of the associated MRes Biodiversity, Evolution and Conservation programme have progressed to careers in academic research, applied conservation, wildlife filmmaking, and many other roles.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Computational Methods in Biodiversity Research 
  • Biodiversity Generation and Maintenance
  • Science Communication for Biologists
  • Species Conservation and Biodiversity
  • Behavioural Ecology for the Anthropocene
  • Plant Evolution and Ecology

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

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant subject such as biology, environmental science, or other science subject that has a strong quantitative element.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 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.


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Biodiversity and Global Change
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