University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Molecular Evolution

This course involves the study of the evolutionary relationships among organisms and gene families using molecular methods, with evolutionary trees (phylogenies) generated from the analysis of DNA and protein sequences. It involves both laboratory work (DNA extraction, PCR and sequencing) and bioinformatics (DNA sequence alignment and phylogeny reconstruction). Research projects are available in: the evolutionary relationships in the molluscs (in particular, the land snails) and the link between molluscan phylogenies and biogeography; the molecular taxonomy of spiders and the link between rates of molecular and morphological diversification; studies on the evolution of spider silk gene families and the relationship between silk diversification and speciation; studies on the phylogeny of the foraminifera and the distribution of different genetic types across the oceans.

Entry requirements

2.2 degree (or international equivalent) in a related subject; professional experience may also be considered; English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,121 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

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

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