Why study at Imperial College and at Silwood Park?

  • Join a top international university, 22nd in the Shanghai Ranking and 2nd in the QS World University Rankings, 2014/2015.
  • Fast-track programme to Masters (1 year) and PhD (3-4 years). Our graduates go successfully into PhDs, post-docs and jobs in Europe, the USA and internationally.
  • Scholarships available through Imperial at both Masters and PhD level available
  • No need to choose a project or supervisor ahead of time for Masters programmes. You will learn a range of skills and topics in the early part of the course, which will help to shape your interests and guide your choice of project.
  • Projects range from 3.5 to 9 months depending on the course, and can be based in our department or with external partner organisations anywhere in the world.
  • Join a friendly, informal community where staff and students mingle. Our faculty includes lecturers and professors from every continent, as does our student body.
  • Spend a year or more in a global centre of excellence for ecology, evolution and conservation. Our network of contacts covers the globe, and you will interact with a steady stream of leading figures who visit for workshops and seminars.
  • Our courses are run jointly with world-famous biodiversity and conservation organisations, such as the Natural History Museum, the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, the Zoological Society of London and Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
  • Our leafy campus is ideally situated: 30 minutes from London Heathrow airport, an hour from London Gatwick airport, within an hour from central London and Oxford. The South East of England contains one of the highest concentrations of academic researchers and conservation organisations in the world.
"A quite extraordinary number of good ideas in ecology have been hatched in the intellectual hotbed of Silwood Park, some at tea, some in the bar, some on the croquet lawn. Its surroundings give it the magic to attract and stimulate academics from around the world to be exceptionally creative."
- Stuart Pimm, Doris Duke Professor of Conservation, Duke University