MSc Aquatic Ecology by Research at Queen Mary University of London
MSc Aquatic Ecology by
The majority of MSc programmes with an aquatic theme are based
upon taught modules focusing on applied aspects of management.
However, the rationale for offering the MSc Aquatic Ecology by
Research (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 the UK and European models of
MSc. The key element is the extended project which is designed to
provide many the skills required to undertake further academic or
The introductory taught element (45 credits) is provided by world
experts from the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences and
the Department of Geography at Queen Mary, University of
Staff from a range of external agencies also contribute.
You will acquire the remainder of the necessary credits (135
credits) by completing an extended project aligned to cutting-edge
research groups within the Centre for the Aquatic and Terrestrial
Why study with us?
• To develop a strong interdisciplinary understanding in aquatic
• To provide a structured and highly practical training in research
techniques and skills that engage with user needs
• To provide a foundation for further PhD research, or for
prospective employment with environmental protection and
conservation agencies, the water industry and environmental
For further information please contact:
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Tel: +44(0)20 7882 5287
Fax: +44(0)20 8983 0973