The Genetics, Evolution and Environment (GEE) from University College London (UCL) carries out world-class research and promotes an integrative approach to understanding biological systems at functional and genomic levels. We provide an enabling environment with excellent research facilities, analytical equipment and specialised laboratories.
Staff are affiliated with subject-specific research units including the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research (CBER); the Centre for Life's Origins and Evolution (CLOE); Genetic Anthropology; Mathematics & Physics in the Life Sciences and Experimental Biology (CoMPLEX); and the Institute of Healthy Ageing. GEE is also home to the UCL Genetics Institute, which applies biostatistical analysis and bioinformatics approaches to the genetics of clinical disease.
These links provide an excellent environment for postgraduate training that equips students with skills and opportunities for a diverse range of careers.
PhDs offered by our department cover a broad range of topics so that students gain a valuable range of transferable skills that are highly desirable in the workplace. The doctoral training centres specifically encourage an interdisciplinary experience for PhD students, ensuring a broad skill set designed for academic life as well as non-academic related careers.
Graduates of our research programmes have followed a diverse range of career paths including working as postdoctoral researchers in universities and research institutions, in industry in the UK and abroad, science communications officers for charities and in conservation organisations, and editorial positions with scientific journals.
Programme StructureResearch areas:
- Biodiversity and environmental biology
- Biology of ageing
- Computational biology
- Evolutionary genetics
- Evolution and development
- Human genetics and human evolution
- Systems biology
- 36 months
- 60 months
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DisciplinesEnvironmental Sciences Bioinformatics Genetics View 29 other PhDs in Bioinformatics in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a recognised Master’s degree in an appropriate subject.
International27750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27750 GBP per year during 36 months.
National5690 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.
- UK: £2,845
- International: £13,930
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Across the division there are two Wellcome Trust funded four-year PhD programmes and three Research Council four-year PhD programmes funded by the MRC, BBSRC and NERC. There may also be funding opportunities through individual research grants as well as through other programmes such as those offered by CoMPLEX.
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