Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent, but relevant experience may be taken into consideration.

Months of entry


Course content

We offer a very wide range of both laboratory-based and field-based projects addressing important issues in the fields of ecology & evolution, genetics & genomics, and biodiversity & conservation . Our projects cover a wide variety of plants, invertebrates and vertebrates, we include empirical, experimental and modelling approaches, and we have field study sites spanning the globe. Our research students have high success rates, frequently publish their results in top journals and often go on to successful careers in research.

For more information on postgraduate research opportunities at Leeds please visit our Graduate School website - www.leeds.ac.uk/coursefinder/Faculty_of_Biological_Sciences/201112/PGR

Information for international students

The Faculty has many years experience welcoming international students. Details of entry requirements can be found on our website.

Fees and funding

Information on fees, funding and finance can be found on our website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36+ months

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Martha Smith
+44 (0)113 343 8186