Research course

Animal Biology

Institution
University of Worcester · Institute of Science and the Environment
Qualifications
MPhil/PhD

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Entry requirements

For MPhil

First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or an approved equivalent award

or

Research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement.

For PhD

Postgraduate Masters Degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed programme of study

or

First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or equivalent award in an appropriate discipline

or

Research or professional experience at postgraduate level which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of achievement.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

The University of Worcester welcomes applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Animal Biology.

Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment.

Key features

  • Offered on a full-time or part-time basis (maximum of 6 years).
  • Students are allocated an appropriate study pathway, based on their research experience and background.
  • All students are offered a wide range of optional training workshops throughout the programme.
  • Our staff have expertise in comparative zoology, ecosystem modelling, conservation, invertebrate biology, animal behaviour, physiological and behavioural ecology, animal welfare, ecological monitoring and modelling techniques.
  • You will be able to apply to our Research Student Support Scheme for some funding for this purpose

School of Science and the Environment

The School of Science and the Environment has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Our staff have expertise in comparative zoology, ecosystem modelling, conservation, invertebrate biology, animal behaviour, physiological and behavioural ecology, animal welfare, ecological monitoring and modelling techniques for evidence-based conservation management of invertebrates and birds.

Supervision areas

The School of Science and the Environment has a strong mix of academics with a high degree of professional and personal experience, enabling you to get the most out of your programme. Our staff have expertise in comparative zoology, ecosystem modelling, conservation, invertebrate biology, animal behaviour, physiological and behavioural ecology, animal welfare, ecological monitoring and modelling techniques for evidence-based conservation management of invertebrates and birds.

Resources

Access to the University of Worcester’s virtual resources and its state-of-the-art library facilities. The Animal Biology team at Worcester have an excellent range of resources available to support your learning and your research project, including a number of laboratories equipped with a range of analytical equipment, a wildlife and conservation area and a greenhouse, access to a Motion Research Laboratory, access to a horse livery yard, a pool of eminent visiting lecturers, and a selection of skeletons.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    part time
    70 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Research School
Email
research@worc.ac.uk
Phone
01905 542182