Evolutionary Biology - MRes


University of Sussex School of Life Sciences

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A range of Life Sciences Masters degrees at the University of Sussex

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Full time September MRes 1 year full time

About the course

Sussex has long been a centre of excellence for evolutionary biology, counting John Maynard Smith among its founding members. By studying with us you’ll develop into a researcher capable of contributing to the grand challenges of antibiotic resistance, cancer and environmental change.

This research-focused degree is based on our strengths in evolutionary biology, from the evolution of sociality, symbioses and sexual conflict to the process and effect of mutations. You’ll study how and why organisms are the way they are, and how this affects fundamental parts of our lives.

How will I study?
In the autumn and spring terms, you’ll have access to a variety of taught modules, including our unique field modules in tropical rainforest and Mediterranean regions.

From the spring term onwards,

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Entry Requirements

An upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above in a relevant subject such as biology, ecology, zoology or conservation. If you are a non-EEA or Swiss national we must receive your application by 1 August because you will need to obtain clearance by the UK Government Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) for this degree. Find out more about ATAS. English language requirements - Standard level (IELTS 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each section).


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