University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Evolutionary Biology

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 18,100 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Part-time GBP 9,050 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
PhD Part-time GBP 2,061 per Year 1 (England) 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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