Taught course


University of Southampton · Centre for 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.

Months of entry


Course content

A unique opportunity to consider evolutionary biology, experimentally and theoretically, starting in the place that helped Darwin formulate his ideas about Natural Selection.
From predicting responses to climate change (crop security, forestry, ecosystem services), to looking at how the environment influences health and disease over multiple generations, or from palaeontology to genomics and computer modelling to engineering, you’ll get the opportunity to explore evolution in a vibrant interdisciplinary setting.

This programme will provide you with an opportunity to focus and further develop your undergraduate experience in the context of evolutionary biology. Whether you’re looking to go on to study a PHD or progress your career opportunities, you will develop the personal and professional skills essential for both.

Modules include: Galapagos Field Course (Tropical Marine Biology Field Course); Topics in Evolution from the Galapagos to the 21st Century; Global Change Biology; and two choices from Contexts for Human Origins Research; Evolutionary Developmental Biology; Bioinformatics and Systems Biology; Evolution of Complexity

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