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Handicaps, Honesty and VisibilityWhy Are Ornaments Always Exaggerated?

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:30:30 +0000

Sexual selection is a form of natural selection that favours traits that increase mating success, often at the expense of survival. It is responsible for a huge variety of characteristics and behaviours we observe in nature, and most conspicuously, sexual selection explains the elaborate ornaments such as the antlers of red deer and the tail […]

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PREDICTS Project: Land-Use Change Doesn’t Impact All Biodiversity Equally

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:17:53 +0000

Humans are destroying, degrading and depleting our tropical forests at an alarming rate. Every minute, an area of Amazonian rainforest equivalent to 50 football pitches is cleared of its trees, vegetation and wildlife. Across the globe, tropical and sub-tropical forests are being cut down to make way for expanding towns and cities, for agricultural land […]

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Calculated Risks: Foraging and Predator Avoidance in Rodents

Fri, 03 Oct 2014 10:07:08 +0000

Finding food is one of the most important tasks for any animal – most animal activity is focused on this job. But finding food usually involves some risks – leaving the safety of your burrow or nest to go out into a dangerous world full of predators, disease and natural hazards. Animals should therefore be […]

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Applying Metabolic Scaling Laws to Predicting Extinction Risk

Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:32:49 +0000

The Earth is warming. That much were are now certain of. A major challenge for scientists hoping to ameliorate the effect of this on biodiversity is to predict how temperature increases will affect populations. Predicting the responses of species living in complex ecosystems and heterogenous environments is a difficult task, but one starting point is […]

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The Importance of Size in the Evolution of Complexity in Ants

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:14:37 +0000

Ants are amongst the most abundant and successful species on Earth. They live in complex, cooperative societies, construct elaborate homes and exhibit many of the hallmarks of our own society. Some ants farm crops, others tend livestock. Many species have a major impact on the ecosystems they live in, dispersing seeds, consuming huge quantities of […]

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Taught Masters

Taught Masters are offered full-time over 12 months. The programme of work is divided into three parts: compulsory core modules, optional modules and a dissertation project based on an original piece of work.


MSc in Genetics of Human Disease

This MSc is run by the UCL Genetics Institute (UGI) within GEE. The course provides students with in-depth knowledge of the genetics of human disease and how this can be applied to improve healthcare through the development of diagnostic tests and therapeutic agents. They will also get a strong grounding in cutting edge research methods and techniques used by scientists.

MSc in Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine

The MSc in Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine, run by the UCL Genetics Institute (UGI), brings together the academic and clinical strengths of pharmacology, biochemistry and genetics at UCL. It provides an in-depth knowledge of pharmacology of drugs and the consequences of drug treatment. Students will learn about the approaches taken to study population groups and how this knowledge can be applied to improve human health.

MSc Computational and Genomic Medicine

(starts in September 2015)

The new MSc in Computational and Genomic Medicine, run by the UCL Genetics Institute (UGI), is a unique programme in the UK. It aims to provide students with general knowledge of Bioinformatics as well as to equip them with the specialised knowledge and skills required to use post-genomic data for predicting and defining the genetic basis of various human diseases. These allow students to be able to analyse human genomic data to develop innovative diagnostic tools and therapeutic approaches. It will provide an integrated view of computational and genomic science research and in-depth knowledge and skills of different research techniques in these fields.

Other MSc offered by the Division of Biosciences

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