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MPhil Evolutionary Biology MPhil / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Philosophy
Duration
12 months full-time
How to apply
Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Programme description

Understanding the evolution of life on Earth is a fundamental research challenge and of central importance for most areas of the environmental sciences. The principles of evolutionary biology allow us to understand biodiversity, disease outbreaks and competition of invasive species. Research in evolutionary biology employs a range of theoretical, computational and experimental approaches to understand and predict the structure and behaviour of biological systems. A particular focus is on metabolic responses to environmental change, the role of genetic mutations in microevolutionary processes and the impacts of natural and sexual selection on the morphology and behaviour of organisms. Our research involves evolutionary genetics and genomics, phyologenetics, molecular and genome evolution, organismal and behavioural evolution, and population genetics.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MPhil (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Low £8,500, Medium £15,000, High £20,000
    International students (per annum): Standard £22,000, Low £24,000, Medium £29,500, High £34,500

Contact details

Academic department
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Academic department overview
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