UCL Division of Biosciences


MRes Biodiversity, Evolution & Conservation

This new research-led programme is run in collaboration with the Institute of Zoology and the Natural History Museum, providing a rigorous training and unparalleled opportunities.

Course Overview

Taught modules will focus on cutting-edge quantitative tools in ecology, evolutionary biology, genetics, bioinformatics, systematics, palaeobiology, conservation, biogeography and environmental biology. Seminars, journal clubs and the two research projects will provide students with diverse opportunities for experience at UCL Genetics, Evolution and Environment & Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, the Natural History Museum and the Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London.

Course benefits

  • Students have access to excellent facilities, including the field station at Blakeney Point in Norfolk, our on-site museum, the Grant Museum of Zoology and the UCL Cruciform Hub. You can read about the latest visit to Blakeney Point here: Latest News from Blakeney Point.

  • Our research-led teaching also takes advantage of our links with other top London institutions such as the Natural History Museum, ZSL London Zoo and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

  • Taught across the Faculty of Life Sciences, we offer a breadth of biological education unmatched in almost any other UK university.

Career opportunities

This programme offers students a strong foundation with which to pursue careers in academic research, environmental policy and management, applied conservation, public health, or scientific journalism.