Students are required to complete three 14-week research projects covering:
At least one project must be carried out at each of:
The course hinges on three 14-week research projects in different Research Group laboratories, at least one of which will be based at the Natural History Museum and one at Imperial College at Silwood Park.
Training in scientific methods
Training in core transferrable skills
Where applicable, there is also protected time for PhD project discussion and development.
Students can attend any of the lectures and practicals of the associated MSc course, and are encouraged to participate in tutorials, seminars, lab meetings and journal clubs.
They are also required to undertake a number of transferable skills courses run by Imperial College London.
The course is completed with a viva voce covering all three research projects.
Browse some research projects undertaken by students in past years:
Molecular systematics and analyses projects.
Projects covering the quantitative analysis of size and shape of organisms.
Projects exploring methods for storing, retrieving, organizing and analyzing biological data.
Projects dealing with the form and structure of organisms and their specific features.