Research course

Evolutionary Biology

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

As a research student at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology you will join the UK’s largest and most dynamic community of researchers in the field. With about 30 research groups, which includes about 50 PhD students, you’ll benefit from a busy programme of seminars, journal clubs and other research-led activities and will be encouraged to publish your findings. You’ll also take part in student-led courses and talks.

Our researchers are working on everything from viral evolution and host-parasite co-evolution to natural selection in the wild and plant conservation genetics.

We go beyond the study of animal behaviour to focus on the underpinnings of the science of evolution, down to the level of DNA, to look at how organisms fundamentally develop as a result of natural selection.

Our current research falls under three broad themes:

  • evolutionary and quantitative genetics
  • evolutionary ecology and behaviour
  • biodiversity and ecology.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Programme Administrator
Email
carole.ferrier@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 5455