Research course

Animal Biology

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Entry requirements

Please contact the academic school.

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

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.

Fees and funding

UK students
Low £8,500, Medium £15,000, High £20,000
International students
Standard £22,000, Low £24,000, Medium £29,500, High £34,500

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences