The MSc Aquatic Ecology by Research (AER) is closely aligned to our MSc Freshwater and Marine Ecology (FAME) programme. However, the rationale for offering AER is to provide a more comprehensive practical training by application in the laboratory or field, rather than by formal tuition in the lecture theatre. In essence then, AER melds both UK and European models of MSc. The key element is the extended project which provides all the skills required to undertake further academic or applied research and students will be encouraged to publish their work.
Students are required to take three taught modules and an associated one week field training course shared with FACS students and then acquire the remainder of the necessary credits by completing an extended project aligned to cutting edge research groups within the Centre for the Aquatic and Terrestrial Environment. (http://www.sbcs.qmul.ac.uk/research/researchcentresandservices/)
Required Modules – Aquatic systems: structure and function; Aquatic systems: hydrological, hydrochemical and geomorphological processes; Statistics for the biosciences
Field training course – an introduction to key field skills held as a residential course at the Freshwater Biological Association’s River Lab on the River Frome, Dorset.
Individual research project – comprising a literature review, a written thesis, a seminar presentation, and an oral examination
Science and Engineering Taught Scholarships
The Faculty of Science and Engineering Scholarship is open to home (UK/EU) students only who gain/have gained a first class honours degree or equivalent. We have an unlimited number of scholarships available to all eligible students who apply and are accepted onto one of our standard fee masters programmes.To be eligible for the £1,500 scholarship, you must have applied and been accepted for a standard fee masters programme within our Faculty of Science and Engineering for 2014/15 entry. To check which courses are eligible for the Scholarship (i.e. standard fee courses), please see our tuition fees pages.Part-time students will be eligible for 50% of the award; distance learning courses will not be included.You must not be in receipt of any other Queen Mary scholarship or full-fee scholarship from any other source.You do not have to submit a separate application for this scholarship; you will be automatically considered at the point of offer.The scholarship award will be deducted from the tuition fees payable to the Queen Mary University of London. This is a partial award only and you must be able to finance the remainder of the tuition fees and living expenses yourself.
Value of Scholarship(s)
The Faculty of Science and Engineering Scholarship is open to home (UK/EU) students only who gain/have gained a first class honours degree or equivalent. To be eligible for the £1,500 scholarship, you must have applied and been accepted for a standard fee masters programme within our Faculty of Science and Engineering for 2014/15 entry. Part-time students will be eligible for 50% of the award; distance learning courses will not be included.
You do not have to submit a separate application for this scholarship; you will be automatically considered at the point of offer.
International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards
In recognition of the important investment that overseas students are making in their education, Queen Mary is pleased to offer International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards for 2014 entry. These awards are for the value of either £2,000 or £5,000 per year and are designed to reward academic achievement and help attract the brightest and best students from overseas.International Science and Engineering Excellence Awards will be deducted directly from tuition fees payable to the College. They apply to all taught courses, both undergraduate and postgraduate, offered by the following Schools:- School of Biological and Chemical Sciences - School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science - School of Engineering and Materials Science (excluding MSc Dental Materials (J5S9)) - School of Physics and Astronomy
Value of Scholarship(s)
£2000 - £5000
The level of award that a student may be eligible to receive will be based on previous academic attainment. For example, to be eligible to receive an award of £2,000 students must be on track to meet or exceed our minimum entry requirements for the programme of their choice at the point of offer. To be eligible to receive an award of £5,000 per year, students must have achieved grades equivalent to a UK First Class Bachelors degree or overseas equivalent.
There is no need to complete a separate application form to be considered for an International Science and Engineering Excellence Award. Students will be considered for an award on the basis of the information they provide in their online application to Queen Mary.Successful candidates will be informed of their award via email notification directing them to the MySiS applicant portal by the Admissions Office.