Cardiff University

Cardiff University

Organisms and Environment

The Organisms and Environment research division focuses on the biology of whole organisms and their roles and interactions in changing ecosystems, in infection and health and at the genetic level. Our aim is to understand the ecological, health and genetic consequences of environmental change on biological diversity. Our approach is to focus on processes and prediction, combining ecological, experimental and molecular approaches, in contrasting groups of organisms. All the major groups are studied, including animals, plants, bacteria, archaea, protozoa, filamentous fungi and yeast. Research areas are broadly divided into 3 areas: Genomes, Diversity and Adaptation; Individuals, Ecosystems and GlobalChange; Microbes, Infection and Communities.

Entry requirements

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 - 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 - 5 years
MD Full-time October 2016 - 2 years
MD Part-time October 2016 - 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cathays Park Campus Cardiff CF10 3AT Wales

Key information

Telephone number: 
029 208 70084