University of Sussex
The School of Life Sciences is a vibrant international research community. Research in the School ranges from studies on the most basic chemical building blocks of life to how the brain generates behaviour or how insect societies are organised. We offer MPhil and PhD courses. Evolution, behaviour and environment at Sussex focuses on how organisms evolve and interact with their environments. We address basic and strategic questions in both field and laboratory settings across a wide range of study taxa, and also use theoretical approaches. Our expertise encourages interdisciplinarity and we hold 2 regular evolution and development seminar series. We have also established ties with other research groupings at Sussex, such as those in Informatics, Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) and Neuroscience, and we collaborate with scientists in a wide range of external organisations, including formal links with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research.
Major themes are: Sexual conflict; the role of natural selection in molecular evolution; co-operation, conflict and organisation in social insect colonies; mechanisms underlying animal behaviours, including navigation, visual perception, escape behaviour and collective decision-making; ecology and conservation of animals and plants in tropical rainforests, temperate grasslands and pollinators; policy-relevant global analyses; the measurement of environmental contaminants, such as endocrine-disrupting chemicals, and their effects on human and animal health.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 17,850 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,900 per Academic year (EU fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 17,850 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,900 per Academic year (EU fees)||4 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 3,900 per Academic year (home fees)||4 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 16,200 per Academic year (overseas fees)||4 years|
|MPhil||Part-time||£ 3,900 per Academic year (EU fees)||4 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 3,900 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 16,200 per Academic year (overseas fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 3,900 per Academic year (EU fees)||6 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Sussex House||Brighton||BN1 9RH||South East|