University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Evolutionary Biology

As a research student at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology you will join the UK's largest and most dynamic community of researchers in the field. With about 30 research groups, which includes about 50 PhD students, you'll benefit from a busy programme of seminars, journal clubs and other research-led activities and will be encouraged to publish your findings. You'll also take part in student-led courses and talks. We have an enviable record in academic career success. Our institute reflects the School-wide figure of 84 per cent for students achieving academic posts after they complete their PhD. We go 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. Our current research falls under three 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

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time February 2020 - 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time February 2020 - 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Programme Administrator (Evolutionary Biology)
Telephone number: 
01316505455