Taught course

Evolutionary and Population Biology

University of Bath · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

You should have a first or strong second-class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent.

To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in biology, biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, plant sciences, biomedical sciences, pharmacy, microbiology, agricultural science, medical laboratory technology or medical sciences.

We would also consider other degree subjects, providing there is sufficient relevant content with adequate grades achieved.

Your degree should have at least 50% biology units including units such as bioinformatics, phylogentics, IT computational units (Python, PERL) ecology, evolutionary, environmental, marine, mathematical or statistics.

We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Months of entry


Course content

Discover the origins of organisms, their genes and how they interact with the environment. Train in the specialist area of evolution and biodiversity.

You’ll learn about the beginnings and appearance of organisms and their genes, as well as their relationship within the environment. You’ll carry out theoretical and experimental studies of evolutionary biology within the laboratory, studying genes, genomes and phylogeny. The course also includes field work and applications to real problems, biodiversity and conservation science.

Led by some of the world’s top academics, teaching methods are varied, and include hands-on laboratory work, lectures, seminars, tutorials and field work. You will be able to select from a diverse range of topics and projects to build your course.

Your studies will help you develop the skills you need to move into a wide range of careers in the sciences or to take on further research. Our graduates have an excellent employment record with companies and academic institutions across the globe. Graduates have moved into roles with employers including Sanger Institute at Cambridge, The Pirbright Institute and Atlas Genetics.

Information for international students

English language requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in all components
  • The Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with no less than 59 in any element
  • TOEFL IBT: 90 overall with a minimum 21 in all 4 components

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0)1225 385 115