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The Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London

Department of Life Sciences 

A leading international centre for research and training in ecology, evolution, conservation and the environment

The Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London is one of the largest life sciences groups in Europe. The Department has an outstanding international reputation for research and excellent facilities for postgraduate research and taught courses.

We offer a range of Masters courses in ecology, evolution, conservation and the environment based at Silwood Park, our campus in Berkshire near Ascot, and at the Natural History Museum (London). Our courses are taught in partnership with other organisations such as the Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, Zoological Society of London, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, Thomson Ecology, CABI and Surrey Wildlife Trust.

Whether you are interested in a career in scientific research, conservation or ecological consultancy, we have the course for you. You will learn new skills, conduct your own cutting-edge research and use your science to tackle real-world challenges. Join a lively, international community devoted to postgraduate research and training.


Key benefits

  • Join a top department (1st in the UK for Biological Sciences in REF2014) at a top university (2nd in the QS World University Rankings, 9th in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 22nd in the Shanghai Ranking 2014/2015).
  • Our graduates go successfully into PhDs and jobs in Europe, the USA and internationally.
  • Learn a range of skills early in the course from active researchers and practitioners to help shape your project ideas.
  • Projects range from 3.5 to 9 months depending on the course (MSc versus MRes), and can be based in our department or with external organisations anywhere in the world.
  • Join a friendly, informal community where staff and students mingle. Our academics come from every continent, as do our students.
  • Work at world-famous biodiversity and conservation organisations.
  • Our leafy campus is ideally situated: 30 minutes from London Heathrow and an hour from central London. Easy access to one of the highest concentrations of researchers and conservation organisations in the world.
  • Our network of contacts covers the globe, and you will interact with a steady stream of leading figures who visit for workshops and seminars.


"A quite extraordinary number of good ideas in ecology have been hatched in the intellectual hotbed of Silwood Park, some at tea, some in the bar, some on the croquet lawn. Its surroundings give it the magic to attract and stimulate academics from around the world to be exceptionally creative." - Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation, Duke University.

The Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London

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The Department of Life Sciences,

Imperial College London,

Silwood Park Campus,

Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7PY.

E-mail: [email protected]

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