Research course

Evolutionary Biology

Institution
University of Nottingham · Institute of Genetics
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

2:2 degree (or international equivalent) in a related subject.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Masters by Research (MRes) programmes allow students to undertake a substantial amount of independent research while gaining 20 credits of transferable skills training. The programmes are flexible in nature and allow students to take some additional accredited taught credits, in consultation with their supervisor.

The MRes in Evolutionary Biology involves the study of adaptation of organisms to their environment, at the whole organism and molecular scales. Studies available include:

  • the evolutionary and behavioural ecology of insects and mammals and other species
  • genetic variation in wild populations of fungi
  • ecological genetics
  • the interface between evolution and development

In addition, a number of researchers are interested in estimation of the deep phylogeny of major groups of organisms, such pulmonate molluscs and bacteria.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgraduate-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 115 951 5559