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Evolutionary Biology

The University of Manchester

Ph.D. On Campus
36 months
Duration
24500 GBP/year
9000 GBP/year
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About

Evolution is the key to understanding many questions in the life sciences. To comprehend the diversity of life on earth, it is essential to know the evolutionary link between organisms and the processes by which new traits originate and are maintained. The Evolutionary Biology program is offered by The University of Manchester.

Overview

In the biomedical sciences, comparisons of model organisms to humans, emergence of antibiotic resistance, or the identification of pathogen strains from molecular information all concern evolutionary processes. 

Therefore, evolution is of central importance for most areas of the life sciences.

Research in evolutionary biology covers a wide range of questions about evolutionary patterns and processes in microbes, plants and animals. 

Particular strengths are evolutionary genetics and genomics, phyologenetics, behavioural ecology and evolutionary developmental biology.

The breadth of research topics is reflected in a diversity of state of the art techniques used, such as genome sequencing, epigenomics and CRISPR-Cas9, but also field, bioinformatics and transcriptomics research.

About our PhD and MPhil degrees

PhD/MPhil Evolutionary Biology programmes at The University of Manchester are based on individual research projects that last three to four years (PhD) or one to two years (MPhil), working with a specific Primary Supervisor and Co-Supervisor(s).

Applicants are specifically matched with a Primary Supervisor and individual project based on their research interests and background.

Training and development

All of our postgraduate research students attend the Doctoral Academy Training Programme delivered by the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development (CARD).

The programme provides key transferable skills in areas such as commercial awareness, academic writing and public engagement. 

This training equips our postgraduates with the tools to progress beyond their research degree into influential positions within academia, industry and consultancy.

The emphasis is on enhancing skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals, whether they relate to effective communication, disseminating research findings and project management skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evolution of shapes and morphometrics;
  • Molecular and genome evolution;
  • Evolution of networks;
  • Organismal and behavioural evolution;
  • Plasticity and epigenetics.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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90
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic entry qualification overview

Applicants are expected to hold, or about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject area. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Masters degree with a Merit classification.

  • English language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • UK students: Standard TBC, Low £9,000, Medium £16,000, High £21,000
  • Internationa, students: Standard £24,500, Low £25,500, Medium £32,500, High £37,500

Funding

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