University of Bath

University of Bath

Evolutionary Biology

This programme provides a mix of taught components, extended laboratory projects, literature reviews and preparation of a grant proposal based on a research dissertation. It gives students an insight into number of modern research activities and techniques, and provides generic, transferable skills training needed for all early stage researchers. The programme also addresses the scientific, ethical and commercial context within which the research takes place. The course allows the student to study practical evolutionary problems with model organisms, such as the fruit fly, as well as theoretical explorations of evolution using modelling and bioinformatics.

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject. IELTS 6.5 (with atleast 6.0 in each of the 4 components).

Course modules

Modules include: Evolution in deep time; sexual conflict; bioinformatics; microbial evolution (from the laboratory to nature); the evolution of genetic systems; molecular evolution and phylogenetics.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 19,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies Warminster BA12 8PY South West

Key information

Faculty of Science Graduate School
Telephone number: 
01225 383410