Taught course

Evolution: From the Galapagos to the 21st Century

University of Southampton · Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

2:1 in first degree (unless exceptional circumstances provided for 2:2) Submission of CV and application letter. Applicants will be interviewed. If you do not have the exact entry requirements, but you have significant work experience in this sector we will assess your relevant professional expernce, subject knowledge and aptitude for learning.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore Evolution at a global top 100* university.

Evolution: From the Galapagos to the 21st Century offers a unique opportunity to consider evolutionary biology, experimentally and theoretically.

This programme will provide you with an opportunity to focus and further develop your undergraduate experience in the context of evolutionary biology.

You'll take a field trip to the Galaogos Islands, where Charles Darwin devloped his theory of Natural Selection, and learn how to:

- Predict responses to climate change (crop security, forestry, ecosystem services)

- Investigate how the environment influences health and disease over multiple generations

- Explore areas ranging from palaeontology to genomics and computer modelling to engineering

Whether you’re looking to go on to study a PhD or progress your career opportunities, you'll develop the personal and professional skills essential for both.

*QS World University Rankings 2023.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you'll need an IELTS minimum level of 6.5 with a 6.0 in writing, reading, speaking and listening.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Environmental and Life Sciences
+44 (0)23 8059 4348