Research course

Animal Behaviour and Ecology

Institution
University of Nottingham · School of Biology
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

2:1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in a related subject; or relevant Master’s degree.

Months of entry

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

Course content

This Group has a long-established international reputation for work in the fields of behavioural and evolutionary ecology. Interests centre on adaptive decision-making in animals in the context of their life history strategy; the relative investment of resources in growth, survival and reproduction; the evolution of feeding and reproductive strategies in insects; and the impact of habitat fragmentation on communities.

Having attracted more than £36m in grants over the last four-year Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) period, as well as funding from the Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF), we have excellent facilities for genomics and post genomics including bioinformatics, imaging, micro-arrays, model organisms (amphibians, arachnids, bacteria, crustaceans, fish, flies, mammals, worms and yeast) mouse and zebrafish transgenics, proteomics and sequencing.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Life Sciences web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
24 months

PhD

full time
36 months

Course contact details

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