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PhD Animal Biology

Year of entry: 2019

Overview

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
36 months Full-time
Entry requirements
We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class UK honours degree or international equivalent, in a relevant science discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent).

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PhD Y N N N

Programme description

The study of animals underpins many aspects of evolutionary biology, ecology and the environmental sciences in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Animal research is important for agriculture, as well as for the conservation of animals that are endangered by habitat loss or climate change. Research projects can range from the study of whole animal physiology, behaviour, conservation, genetics and evolution through the use of field and laboratory-based experimental techniques, as well as theoretical and computational approaches. Active zoological-based research within the School focuses on areas including conservation biology, biodiversity, animal behaviour, ecosystem interactions, evolutionary mechanisms, anthropogenic impacts to the environment, and palaeobiology.

Open days

Postgraduate research open day - 24th October 2018

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/open-days-fairs/open-day/

NERC DTP interview day for funded studentships - TBC

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Standard £4,327, Low £8,750, Medium £15,500, High £20,500
    International students (per annum): Standard £23,000, Low £25,000, Medium £30,500, High £35,500

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 0776
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 306 9361
Email
Website
http://www.sees.manchester.ac.uk/
School/Faculty

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Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class UK honours degree or international equivalent, in a relevant science discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent).

English language

Overseas students would need to demonstrate competence in English Language, for example, IELTS score of 6.5.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Programme details

Programme description

The study of animals underpins many aspects of evolutionary biology, ecology and the environmental sciences in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Animal research is important for agriculture, as well as for the conservation of animals that are endangered by habitat loss or climate change. Research projects can range from the study of whole animal physiology, behaviour, conservation, genetics and evolution through the use of field and laboratory-based experimental techniques, as well as theoretical and computational approaches. Active zoological-based research within the School focuses on areas including conservation biology, biodiversity, animal behaviour, ecosystem interactions, evolutionary mechanisms, anthropogenic impacts to the environment, and palaeobiology.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk