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University of East Anglia UEA: Evolution and Genomics

Institution University of East Anglia UEA View institution profile
Department School of Biological Sciences
Study type Taught



This course provides extensive conceptual understanding and diverse practical experience within evolutionary biology and genomics. The unique, world-leading expertise available across the Norwich Research Park including UEA, will provide you with excellent training in all aspects of modern evolutionary studies, including genomics and phenomics, from experimental design to bioinformatics, and spanning field and laboratory systems. You’ll be part of a vibrant cohort of similar students, embedded within a dynamic research community. A major component will be performing an independent research project with a research leader of your choice. Upon completion, you’ll be exceptionally well qualified as a PhD candidate for national and international PhDs within this area. You’ll also have a diverse range of transferable skills and understanding that will enhance your employability in industry, government and non-government organisations.

About This Course

You’ll benefit from the exceptionally strong academic expertise and experience in evolution and genomics, at UEA and the other institutions across the Norwich Research Park (NRP).

Topics covered by research in the different labs include the following examples:

  • Evolutionary biology of ageing

  • Sexual selection and sexual conflict

  • Evolutionary genetics and genomics

  • Conservation genetics/genomics

  • Microbiology and microbiomics

  • Plant genetics/genomics and crop breeding

  • Population genetic/genomics

  • Biodiversity research

The course will equip you with the necessary skills to proceed to a PhD and establish a career in academia. Alternatively, it will allow you to pursue positions within industry, government and non-governmental organisations engaged in a diverse array of topics – from human health to conservation biology – with skills including project management, data analyse, bioinformatics etc.


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Master of Research - MRes

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