Taught course

Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology

University of Exeter · Biosciences

Entry requirements

Normally at least a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in a science subject, although non-science backgrounds may be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This Masters degree is taught by the Centre for Ecology and Conservation (CEC), whose evolutionary and behaviour research groups are amongst the most dynamic in the UK.. The centre offers students access to excellent facilities including state-of-the-art molecular and genetics labs with a full range of microscopy equipment, greenhouses, aviary and controlled environment rooms.

Research at the centre is almost exclusively organismal, with particular emphasis on social mammals, birds, turtles and insects. They specialise in modelling animal behaviour and species interactions. The other area of emphasis which underpins much of their work is quantitative and molecular genetics; fundamental to the evolutionary process and to conservation biology and policy issues.

Information for international students

We warmly welcome international students to all three of our beautiful campuses. At present 4,000 students from over 130 countries contribute to a thriving international community. Details of our academic and English language requirements, along with details of English language support can be found at www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/admissions/applying/english

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see our website for details
International students
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The University of Exeter invests significantly in a range of funding opportunities for talented prospective postgraduates. Please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/scholarships for further details. Here you can search our database for funding opportunities suitable for your area of interest.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Biosciences Cornwall Taught Programmes
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