Research course

Genetics, Evolution and Environment

UCL - University College London · Research Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a recognised Master’s degree in an appropriate subject.

Months of entry


Course content

GEE has a diverse community of PhD students undertaking research across many biologically related disciplines led by internationally recognised researchers. We have excellent links with London research institutions such as The Natural History Museum, The Institute of Zoology, as well as being part of many UCL led centres such as the Centre for Biodiversity and Environmental Research (CBER), CoMPLEX, Institute of Healthy Aging (IHA) and the UCL Genetics Institute.

The diverse biological research conducted at UCL enables our students to develop a broad range of interdisciplinary skill sets and have access to state-of-the-art facilities. Our central London based campus places UCL in close proximity to world leading biodiversity and conservation institutions - The Natural History Museum and The Institute of Zoology with whom we have excellent links.

Department specialisms

Biodiversity and Environmental Biology Biology of Ageing Computational Biology Evolutionary Genetics Evolution and Development Human Genetics and Human Evolution Systems Biology

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT) £2,315 (PT)
International students
£21,530 (FT) £10,765 (PT)

Across the division there are three Wellcome Trust four-year programmes, one MRC four-year programme and BBSRC and NERC four-year PhD programmes. There may also be funding opportunities through individual research grants as well as through other programmes such as those offered by CoMPLEX.

Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at:

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
36 months


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Ms Manu Davies
+44 (0)20 3549 5460
020 7679 3001