Taught course

Evolution and Behaviour

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in biology or a closely related quantitative subject. In addition you should be able to demonstrate evidence of aptitude and enthusiasm for research (eg an undergraduate research project).

Months of entry

September

Course content

The connection between how organisms have evolved and how they behave is a fundamental principle of biology. It can show us why organisms are the way they are, and answer deep questions about the diversity of life on earth.

The course is uniquely research-focused and, over 12 months, you’ll be embedded in one of our research groups. Our world-class research in this area spans topics including animal behaviour, molecular ecology, sexual selection and sexual conflict, speciation, the evolutionary genomics of adaptation, evolutionary developmental, ecological immunity, and bioinformatics and life history evolution, giving you the opportunity to contribute new knowledge in an area of evolution and behaviour that interests you most.

Teaching is via:

  • Working in a research laboratory or on a field-based research project
  • Tutorials
  • Discussion groups
  • Attendance at seminars
  • Statistics and other workshops

Assessment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Project report
  • Literature review
  • Critiques
  • Short reports and essays
  • Oral presentations including a viva

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
aps.pgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 0123