University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Environmental Science

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 PhD/MPhil 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 two regular Evolution and Development seminar series. We have also established ties with other research groupings at Sussex, such as those in Informatics and Neuroscience, and collaborate with scientists in a wide range of external organisations, including formal links with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Throughout your studies, as part of your intellectual development, you take part in laboratory meetings, journal clubs and a weekly seminar series. All students are encouraged to attend, and present their work at, national and international scientific meetings. The School offers full support to all research students by monitoring their research progress in the form of annual reviews, informal meetings, mid-year reports (Year 1) and active participation in the Postgraduate Research Colloquium. The Colloquium brings research students and faculty together for a wider discussion of the ongoing research projects within the School. All third-year doctoral students give a talk on their research, and all second-year students submit a poster depicting the key aims and objectives, methods and findings of their research project.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in environmental science, chemistry, geography, geology, biology or related subjects.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
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 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 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 3,900 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 3,996 per Year 1 (England) 3 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 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
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

Campus details

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

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