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What will I learn?

Our MSc by Research Entomology is one of the few research master’s programmes in entomology in the UK, this course prepares graduates from a variety of disciplines for employment in insect ecology careers.

Are you interested in insects and want a career in research or another aspect of entomology? Through theoretical and practical experience, you’ll learn how entomology is studied and applied in the UK and overseas and gain an appreciation for the range of insect-related issues in the UK and abroad.

You will also learn essential principles of research design in entomology, gain competence in a range of research methods for data collection, and gain detailed expertise in a subset relevant to your own research interests.

Develop expertise in data management and analysis, as well as the issues affecting data interpretation, and gain an understanding of the legal and ethical issues in the conduct and dissemination of a research programme.

You will learn the written and oral skills required for communicating research output, and gain an awareness of the issues facing those pursuing a career in entomological research. You’ll also gain transferable skills, such as using computers for statistics and data analysis, and the ability to collect field data on a variety of taxonomic groups.

This programme places an emphasis on CV development, and extracurricular activities help you to hone the skills and qualities desired by employers.

WHAT CAREER CAN YOU HAVE?

There are a wide range of employment opportunities for people with expertise in applied entomology. This includes opportunities in the agriculture sector dealing with pest control and advice (with organisations such as the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group), conservation and biodiversity (with organisations such as Natural England and various wildlife trusts), and research (with organisations such as the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology).

All our master’s programmes emphasise the practical skills that employers need, whether that is the ability to identify plants, carry out environmental assessments or use the latest cutting-edge molecular techniques.

Which department am I in?

Animal Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£20,600.00 (21,26,915) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

20 September 2021

Venue

University of Reading

Whiteknights House,

PO Box 217,

Reading,

Wokingham,

RG6 6AH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have four year Bachelor degree from a recognised institution with GPA of 3.0. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

You normally need a good undergraduate honours degree (2:1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside the UK, in a related subject such as biological sciences, geographical sciences, agricultural sciences or environmental sciences, but each application will be considered individually. You need an IELTS: 6.5 overall.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Reading

The University of Reading has great links to businesses and an international reputation for high-quality research and teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 20 per cent of universities worldwide
  • Approximately 500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • 98 per cent of the research rated internationally recognised
  • Over 21,000 students from over 165 countries