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Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation and Epidemiology

University of Glasgow

12 months
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23950 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
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About

The Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation and Epidemiology programme of the University of Glasgow provides specific training in data collection, modelling and statistical analyses as well as generic research skills.

Overview

The Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation and Epidemiology programme of the University of Glasgow it is offered by the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine (IBAHCM), a grouping of top researchers who focus on combining field data with computational and genetic approaches to solve applied problems in epidemiology and conservation.

Why this programme

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
  • Encompasses key skills in monitoring and assessing biodiversity critical for understanding the impacts of environmental change.
  • Covers quantitative analyses of ecological and epidemiological data critical for animal health and conservation.
  • Opportunity to gain core skills and knowledge across a wide range of subjects, which will enhance future career opportunities, including entrance into competitive PhD programmes.
  • Combines advanced statistics and modelling with opportunities to gain practical field skills, expertise in molecular techniques or bioinformatics tools for assessing biodiversity.
  • Understand disease ecology, in the context of wildlife, animal health and implications for human public health.
  • Base your independent research project at either the University Field Station on Loch Lomond (for freshwater or terrestrial-based projects); Millport field station on the Isle of Cumbrae (for marine projects); or Cochno Farm and Research Centre in Glasgow (for research based on farm animals).
  • Taught by research-active staff using the latest approaches in quantitative methods, sequence analysis, and practical approaches to assessing biodiversity, and you will have opportunities to actively participate in internationally recognised research. 
  • A unique strength is strong ties between veterinarians and ecologists, which has now been formalised in the formation of the IBAHCM. This direct linking is rare but offers unique opportunities to provide training that spans both fundamental and applied research.

Career prospects

You will gain core skills and knowledge across a wide range of subjects that will enhance your selection chances for competitive PhD programmes.

Graduate jobs can be found in the UK, Europe, Central America and Africa in national government, health institutes, NGOs and academia.

In addition to academic options, career opportunities include roles in:

Zoos

  • Environmental consultancies
  • Government agencies
  • Ecotourism
  • Conservation biology
  • Veterinary or public health epidemiology.

Job titles include:

  • projects co-ordinator
  • scientific officer
  • GIS technician
  • lab technician
  • consultant
  • statistician
  • data analyst
  • university researcher

Some graduates went on to study for PhDs in field such as ecology and conservation, environmental research, biological sciences and statistics.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Key Research Skills
  • Programming in R
  • Spatial Ecology
  • Infectious Disease Ecology and the Dynamics of Emerging Disease
  • Biodiversity Informatics
  • Single Species Models

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Professional experience may be taken into account.
  • In your application, please submit a personal statement (200-300 words) outlining why you want to study this programme in particular and what you hope to get out of it. Please explicitly explain why you have chosen a programme with a focus on developing quantitative skills, such as statistical analyses, modelling and computer programming.
  • Please also submit a copy of your CV.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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