Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK 2:1 Honours Degree preferably in the biological or natural sciences. A master's degree (MSc or MRes) or equivalent appropriate research experience would be advantageous.
Months of entry
January, October, April
The PhD degree is a minimum of three years of full-time research with an individual supervisor. At the end of their degree, students will produce a written thesis, which will be assessed by independent experts during a viva. This is the principal research degree offered in the Department of Zoology and the great majority of our students are registered for this degree.
Students are directly supervised by one of our group leaders, who will support them in developing an independent and novel project in their field of interest. Students will learn how to review relevant literature, to phrase and answer scientific questions, and how to report their findings to the scientific community, at conferences and through peer-reviewed scientific publications. We very much encourage students to get experience in undergraduate teaching, which can be either as demonstrators during practical classes or supervisors teaching small groups.
At the end of their first year of study students are required to complete a satisfactory first-year report and viva. A brief report (without viva) is required at the end of the second year and third year.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
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