Entry requirements

MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.

For more details please visit the university website.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The Animal and Environmental Research Group (AERG) is an interdisciplinary group of scientists that works with organisations worldwide in conservation and wildlife management policy, and in the animal-based leisure and food sectors.

We can accommodate a wide range of research proposals, including interdisciplinary, at doctoral level. Here’s a brief overview of our main research interests and activities:

  • Animal behaviour and welfare
  • Palaeoclimate research
  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Biodiversity
  • Taxonomy

For more details please visit the university website.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.

Fees and funding

For more details about fees, fundings and scholarships please visit the university website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 - 60 months
part time
36 - 72 months


part time
30 - 48 months
full time
18 - 36 months

Course contact details

Admissions Customer Service
01245 686868