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
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
- Discussion groups
- Attendance at seminars
- Statistics and other workshops
Assessment includes, but is not limited to:
- Project report
- Literature review
- 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, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
- +44 (0)114 222 0123