At Essex, we have supervised projects in the areas of animal movement and behaviour, population dynamics, plankton ecology, fisheries and natural resource management, and bioinformatics techniques. You are invited to contact our department to discuss other potential research areas in this field.
Holders of a such a PhD are ideally placed to continue a scientific research career as there is currently a shortage of mathematical expertise in biological, ecological and environmental research.
Our staff are strongly committed to research and teaching. They have published several well-regarded text books and are world leaders in their individual specialisms, with their papers appearing in learned journals such as; American Naturalist, Ecology, Journal of Mathematical Biology , Journal of Theoretical Biology, and Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
Many of our former PhD Mathematical Biology at University of Essex students have gone on to work as academics in prominent institutions across the world, such as the University of Cambridge, University of Nottingham and many other international universities. Some have also remained at the University of Essex, working as postdoctoral research fellows, research impact officers, or lecturers.
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- A research degree gives you the chance to investigate an area or topic in real depth, and develop transferable research skills.
- During your time in the Department you have opportunities to attend conferences, publish papers, and give talks at departmental research seminars.
- You may also attend some university modules, and will meet with your supervisor typically on a weekly basis.
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- 48 months
- 84 months
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DisciplinesMathematics Biology Bioinformatics View 90 other PhDs in Biology in United Kingdom
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- You will need a good honours degree and a Masters degree in a relevant subject. A well-developed research proposal is also essential.
- You may be required to attend an interview/Skype interview for acceptance, and acceptance is subject to research expertise in the department.
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International17050 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17050 GBP per year during 48 months.
National5630 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5630 GBP per year during 48 months.
- Home/UK fee: £2,815
- International fee:£8,525
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.