Episode 33: Masters of Science—Quantifying life

Welcome to the first in a three-part series of podcasts we like to call “MASTERS OF SCIENCE (and Research)”. Here, Naturally Speaking’s James Burgon (@JamesBurgon) and Karen Hotopp (@KarenHotopp, in her podcast debut) are taking on the Institute’s three Masters courses one by one:

What are they? What do students learn? And what research do students conduct?

We begin by looking at the MSc in Quantitative Methods in Biodiversity, Conservation and Epidemiology. Join us as we talk to the PGR cluster coordinator Prof. Barbara Mable (@BarbaraMable1) to find out more general information about our Masters programmes, before taking a closer look at the Quantitative MSc with course coordinator Dr Roman Biek.

We then catch up with some of our previous year’s Masters students (who graduated on 1st December) as we find out what motivated them to join us here at the Institute, and what research they conducted while here. Get ready for a diverse crew, with accents from Scotland, Tanzania and beyond, and projects ranging from comparative amphibian behaviour to modelling disease vaccinations in tigers!

Episode 33: Masters of Science—Quantifying life

Featured students: Pablo Capilla, Luis Enrique Hernandez, Kennedy Lushasi, Daniel Crabtree, Sarah Bierbaum-Williams, Pascal Lovell, Robert Paton and Claire Harris.

Institute MSc graduates class of 2015
Some of our recent Masters students on their graduation day. Congratulations and best of luck guys, make sure to keep in touch.

Watch out for the next parts of our MASTERS OF SCIENCE (and Research) podcast series, which will focus on our MSc. Animal Welfare Science, Ethics & Law (aka ‘Welfare’) and MRes. Ecology & Environmental Biology (aka ‘M.Res’).

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Intro and outro music sampled from: “The Curtain Rises” and “Early RiserKevin MacLeod [CC BY 3.0]

Feature image by Torley [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Flickr.

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