Research course

Evolution and Ecology

Institution
University of Lincoln · School of Life Sciences
Qualifications
MSc by researchMPhilPhD

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Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This MSc by Research provides an opportunity for students from biological subjects to begin research in life sciences.

Conserving biodiversity and avoiding the extinction of species are huge global challenges. It has never been more important for scientists to understand organisms and ecosystems, how they have evolved and are interrelated, and how they respond to the threats they face.

Evolution and Ecology seek to explore the natural world, from individuals to populations, and communities to ecosystems. Study in this area enables examination of how organisms interact with each other and their environment, and how these processes are affected by human activities. This helps us understand the planetary ecosystem and how it responds to environmental change.

As researchers in the School, students will have the opportunity to collaborate with academics working on studies and projects.

Department specialisms

Research within the Department of Life Sciences is conducted within five research groups. The Animal Behaviour, Cognition, and Welfare Research Group comprises a unique team of internationally-renowned researchers working at the forefront of, and interface between, animal behaviour, cognition, health, and welfare. The Cancer and Aging Research Group follows a multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative approach to increase understanding of disease characteristically associated with ageing at the molecular level, to improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. The Diabetes, Metabolism and Inflammation Research Group is focused on innovative research in the area of diabetes and related cardio metabolic and associated inflammatory disorders. The Evolution and Ecology Research Group works to understand the evolution and ecology of populations, species, and communities, across all levels of biological organisation, from genes through to ecosystems. The Microbiology and Biotechnology Research Group is working to answer fundamental questions relating to the characterisation, evaluation, and testing of micro-organisms and viruses. Find out more about these research groups on our Department research pages: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lifesciences/research/

Fees and funding

For eligible students, there are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    18+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    60+ months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
PG Enquiries
Email
pgenquiries@lincoln.ac.uk