University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Biology

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.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in a subject relevant to your chosen area of research.

Course modules

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,850 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 16,200 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 17,850 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,900 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 16,200 per Year 1 (International) 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sussex House Brighton BN1 9RH South East

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