Biology and Zoology postgraduate courses

With a strong emphasis on applying scientific knowledge to real-world problems, our courses offer you the chance to specialise in an increasingly important environmental field.

Take your ambition to the next level with our postgraduate courses designed to equip you with invaluable skills that support your career development and employability.

Filmed in our Aquatic Research Facility, Till Roethig, Postdoctoral Researcher, discusses his involvement in the coral reef assist research project and its importance in protecting coral reefs from rising water temperatures as a result of climate change:

Postdoctoral researcher Till Roethig talks about the coral reef assist research project

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You will have the chance to hone your practical skills in everything from species identification to ecological surveys, sampling methods to statistical analyses, using our facilities that have been recently modernised to provide you a first-rate learning environment:

"The course really helped to provide me with a range of practical and real-world skills, particularly statistics, learning how to write a research paper, and developing presentation skills (amongst many others). 

"I would highly recommend it, I am so glad that I studied this course and I will always have very fond memories of my studies at Derby."

Ben Mcilwaine, MSc Conservation Biology graduate

What our Biology and Zoology graduates do

Postgraduate education extends your knowledge, skills and confidence in ways which enhance your employability and open doors to new career prospects. Our previous students have gone into different career pathways, based on the skills and qualifications gained during their programme, such as:

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Postgraduate Open Events

Join us at an upcoming on-campus Postgraduate Open Event, where you will get the opportunity to meet our expert academics and find out more about your course.

Next Open Event: Wednesday 10 July, 3pm - 6pm

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