Postgraduate taught 

Ecology & Environmental Biology PgDip/MRes

Core and optional courses

Core and optional courses

Core Courses

Key Research Skills (40 credits)

The aim of this course is to provide you with advanced and evidence-based training in the key skills essential for any modern ecology/evolution-based research career and for courses you will take later in the programme.  The course includes Principles of Scientific Writing and Effective Communication in English, Introduction to the Programming Environment R, Advanced Statistics, and Experimental Design and Power Analysis.

Research Project (120 credits)

The aim is to undertake a quantitatively orientated independent research project, in which you will use the knowledge gained in the Key Research Skills course to design a feasible experiment, undertake data collection, statistically analyse data, and present your findings in written reports, oral presentation and conference poster.

Optional Courses (20 credits)

You will choose two 10 credit courses from the following range of courses:

Biodiversity informatics

GIS for ecologists

Infectious disease ecology & the dynamics of emerging disease

Introduction to bayesian statistics

Invertebrate identification

Molecular analyses for biodiversity and conservation

Molecular epidemiology and phylodynamics

Programming in R

Single-species population models

Vertebrate identification

Human Dimensions of Conservation

Principles of Conservation Ecology

Protected Area Management