The MSc course comprises ten modules including a field course, spread over two 11-week terms, followed by a four month research project.
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:
Find out about the course modules below.
Tree of Life
Phylogenetic reconstruction: theory and practice
Biodiversty 1: Concepts
Ordination (biometric) techniques in taxonomy
Introduction to taxonomic and systematic principles
Biodiversity 2: Applied
Statistics - R
Palaeontology and stratigraphy