University of Edinburgh
This programme goes beyond the study of animal behaviour to focus on the underpinnings of the science of evolution, down to the level of DNA, to look at just how organisms fundamentally develop as a result of natural selection. The department's current research falls under 3 broad themes: evolutionary and quantitative genetics; evolutionary ecology and behaviour; biodiversity and ecology; researchers are working on everything from viral evolution and host-parasite co-evolution to natural selection in the wild and plant conservation genetics.
A UK 2.1 Honours degree or its international equivalent in a relevant subject; typically, candidates have a good understanding of the field they propose to study, and at least some research experience; to discuss a PhD proposal, applicants should identify potential supervisors from the School of Biological Sciences; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 17,200 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,026 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 8,600 per Academic year (overseas fees)||6 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Edinburgh||Edinburgh||EH8 9JU||Scotland|
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