Computational Methods in Ecology and Evolution - MSc


Imperial College London Life Sciences

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Department of Life Sciences – a leading international centre for research and training in ecology, evolution, conservation and the environment

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Full time September MSc 1 year full-time

About the course

In this unique course we teach quantitative methods and biological concepts together, through application of the methods to cutting-edge biological research problems.

The focus is on current topics in modern quantitative biology, such as interactions between ecological and evolutionary dynamics, and the effects of climate change on ecological communities.

You will also have the chance to develop your knowledge in mathematical, statistical, and computing tools through their application to important research problems.

Over the past 10–20 years, biology has become increasingly quantitative, and mathematical sciences have in turn been increasingly influenced by biology.

It has been said that “mathematics is biology's next microscope, only better” (Cohen, Plos Biology, 2004) because mathematical,

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Entry Requirements

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in life sciences or physical sciences.

A suitable grounding in mathematics is required, for example: A-level Mathematics grade A or B.

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications.

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.


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