'Being at the Natural History Museum for a year has definitely increased my chances of future employment'
'A well-rounded course.' '...excellent lecturers!'
- Molecular phylogenetics: 'The practical was extremely well run and I feel that I learnt a lot which will be very useful in future - it is great to get an opportunity to practice these techniques which many of us had never done before.'
- Palaeontology and stratigraphy: 'Great stuff!!'
'A fascinating introduction to systematics.'
'It definitely helped me get interviews.'
'The course has a good reputation.'
- Field course: 'I really enjoyed this'
- Phylogenetic reconstruction: '...a necessary evil, but I learned all that was needed for future use!'
'A really good module and excellent lecturers'
- Research project: '...one of the highlights of the MSc year. The choice of projects was very wide and I feel it is a very valuable part of the course!'
'The project has been brilliant!'
Past students have gone on to a wide range of careers in academia and industry.
- Systematics of Early Diapsids, Bristol University
- Evolution and diversity of parasitic wasps, Imperial College, Silwood Park
- Mammalian macroevolution and conservation, Imperial College, Silwood Park
- Molecular systematics and evolution of dung beetles, the Natural History Museum
- Molecular systematics and ecology of snails, the Natural History Museum
- The implications of subspecific taxonomy for conservation policy, Institute of Zoology, Regent's Park
- Molecular evolution and diversity of microsporidia, the Natural History Museum
- Evolution of functional diversity in dung beetle communities, the Natural History Museum
- Using phylogeny to infer functional and evolutionary factors responsible for diversification in weevils, the Natural History Museum
- Molecular systematics of anopheline mosquitoes, vectors of malaria, the Natural History Museum
- Behavioural ecology of fig wasps, Imperial College, Silwood Park
- Tritrophic guilds of trees, leaf-miners and their parasitoids, Imperial College, Silwood Park
- Systematics of caecilians, University of Glasgow
- Phylogeography and Conservation Biology of Arid Zone Lizards, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
- Field worker sampling invertebrates with Frontier in Tanzania
- Research Assistant writing identification key for Iphiaulax parasitic wasps, the Natural History Museum
- Research Assistant writing identification key for Curriea parasitic wasps, Imperial College, Silwood Park
- Assistant Research Coordinator in marine research project with Frontier in Madagascar
- Assistant Entomologist on a three-year contract re-writing the 'Handbook of British Fleas', the Natural History Museum
- Research Assistant working on post-Jurassic nautiloid evolution, the Natural History Museum and Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, USA
- Sorting and identifying benthic samples for impact assessments for oil and gas companies for the Marine Biological Services Unit, the Natural History Museum
- Part-time explainer for the Education Unit, developing projects for Earth Lab and Investigate Centre, the Natural History Museum
- Education Officer working with visiting schools, Drusilla’s Zoo, Sussex
- Part-time research assistant in mollusc section, the Natural History Museum
- Commercial bioprospecting of insect venoms in Brazil
- Freelance taxonomist in the Fern Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
- Research Assistant in Endocrinology, St Barts, Queen Mary and Westfield College
- Researcher and Animal Handler, BBC Natural History Unit
- Research Officer, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAFF)
- Product Development Assistant at crop research company, breeding beneficial insects
- Freelance journalist for science magazine
- Research Assistant doing SEMs of weevils and moths, the Natural History Museum
- Involved in doing Environmental Impact Assessments for the marine environment at St. Ives in Cornwall
- Digital Photographer working with E O Wilson at Harvard, preparing photographs of ants for his next book
- Deep-sea Meiobenthologist, Southampton Oceanography Centre