University of Edinburgh: Evolutionary Biology
|Institution||University of Edinburgh View institution profile|
|Department||School of Biological Sciences|
As a research student at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology you will join the UK’s largest and most dynamic community of researchers in the field.
With about 30 research groups, which includes about 50 PhD students, you’ll benefit from a busy programme of seminars, journal clubs and other research-led activities and will be encouraged to publish your findings. You’ll also take part in student-led courses and talks.
We have an enviable record in academic career success. Our institute reflects the School-wide figure of 84 per cent for students achieving academic posts after they complete their PhD.
We go beyond the study of animal behaviour to focus on the underpinnings of the science of evolution, down to the level of DNA, to look at just how organisms fundamentally develop as a result of natural selection.
Our current research falls under three broad themes:
- evolutionary and quantitative genetics
- evolutionary ecology and behaviour
- biodiversity and ecology
Researchers are working on everything from viral evolution and host-parasite co-evolution to natural selection in the wild and plant conservation genetics.
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD
|Level||SCQF Level 12|
Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.
|Location||Central area campus|
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