The MSc course comprises eight modules including a field course, spread over two 11-week terms, followed by a four month research project. There are no optional courses.
Modules comprise a combination of lectures, practicals, seminars, tutorials, computing and library research projects, as appropriate.
All lectures start at 10:00am and generally finish no later than 4:30pm, though on many days they finish at 1:00pm. Students are given a 15 minute break mid-morning and a minimum of one hour for lunch
A number of modules include practical sessions, which may involve molecular work, taxonomic work using Museum specimens, or they may be computer based. Some of these practical sessions are carried out in the Imperial College London laboratories based in the Department of Life Sciences.
Find out about potential research projects for the MSc Taxonomy and Biodiversity course.
The overall mark is calculated as follows: