Research course

Population and Evolutionary genetics Research Group

University of Nottingham · School of Biology

Entry requirements

Please see school website for details.

Months of entry


Course content

This Research Group consists of internationally recognised population and evolutionary geneticists. Research carried out in this section includes:

  • studies on molecular evolution and phylogenetics by computer analysis of DNA and protein sequences
  • evolution of AIDS viruses
  • the genetic changes that are associated with speciation
  • evolution of transposable elements and genome structure
  • The role of parasites in causing local adaptation and population divergence of their hosts is also studied.

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 (with no less than 6.0 in any element). International students are supported by ORS, Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Scholarship and various University of Nottingham Scholarships.

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


full time
36-72 months


full time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Elizabeth Wilson
+44 (0) 115 823 0311