Postgraduate taught 

Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation & Epidemiology MSc

What our students say

What our students say

"I honestly cannot recommend Glasgow's QMBCE program enough. I had a great experience here. Regardless of whether your interests lie in ecology, genetics, conservation, or epidemiology, the program can help prepare you to move forward with your career, either further into academia or into the public and private sectors. As someone who had never coded before, the coursework's heavy focus on R really helped me to get comfortable with coding and tailoring my analyses to the data. More and more these days, as datasets grow in size and analytical techniques become more sophisticated, the sciences are looking for researchers with a strong, quantitative and computational background, and the QMBCE program does a great job of establishing that foundation."

“Being a vet working on diseases that involve wild animals, this course was what I was looking for. The combination of epidemiology and ecology methodologies allowed me to deepen the (very light) smattering of ecology I had and to freshen up some of the concepts I had been exposed to before. I found no other University in Europe offers such a mixture of disciplines, which is very useful for either the animal health worker that needs to have some smattering in ecology or the biologist/ecologist who needs to learn methodologies applied to epidemiology. I think one of the strengths of the course is the mixture of different disciplines, I did not find any similar offer when I was collecting information on the possible courses in Europe.”

“The combination of practical biodiversity techniques and quantitative measurements elements attracted me to this programme. I learned much more than I was expecting. It was very interesting to learn about other subjects that I originally thought wouldn’t be that important to me. It is a course that teaches multiple skills. The staff involved in the course did actually have experience on every topic taught and knew very well their subjects. It is also a great opportunity to learn from top quality research leaders. This course involves lots of subjects that in many ways can be useful for any area we would like to focus on. It’s good to learn about statistics along with laboratory work and writing for example.”

“This course has greatly exceeded my expectations. I now have an advantage in today’s job market. It has expanded my knowledge base and given me the skills needed to excel further in this field. This course also provided me with the knowledge and skills needed to pursue a PhD and the opportunity to get hands on in the field of animal welfare through a variety of field trips and lectures from leading individuals in the field. Whether you are looking to get ahead in today’s job market or wanting a stepping stone into a PhD, this course covers it all. It will provide you with the practical knowledge you need while introducing you to some of the leading individuals in the field.”

To hear students talk about the programme, listen to this podcast: