University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Population and Evolutionary Genetics

The research group consists of a collection of population and evolutionary geneticists, employing molecular techniques and bioinformatics to address fundamental evolutionary problems; research carried out in this section includes: studies on molecular evolution and phylogenetics by computer analysis of DNA and protein sequences; the genetic changes that are associated with speciation; evolution of transposable elements; genome structure; the role of parasites in causing local adaptation and population divergence of their hosts is also studied.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree; plus a Master�s degree in an appropriate scientific subject; where English is not 1st language IELTS: 6.0 with at least 5.0 in any element; or TOEFL paper based: 550 with 4.0 TWE; or TOEFL computer based: 213 with 4.0 TWE are required.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 3,980 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,980 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
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0115 951 5559