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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Edinburgh

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    01-MAR-21, 01-APR-21, 01-MAY-21, 01-JUN-21, 01-JUL-21, 01-AUG-21, 01-SEP-21, 13-SEP-21, 01-OCT-21, 01-NOV-21, 01-DEC-21, 10-JAN-22, 01-FEB-22, 01-MAR-22, 01-APR-22, 01-MAY-22, 01-JUN-22, 01-JUL-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

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.

Training and support

PhD students may attend the taught components of the MSc courses Quantitative Genetics & Genome Analysis and The Evolution of Language & Cognition. In addition, there are several active seminar series and journal clubs both within the Institute and elsewhere in the University. A programme of transferable skills courses facilitates broader professional development. Supervisors are an important source of support for our PhD students. You can identify potential supervisors from the School of Biological Sciences website and discuss your PhD proposal with them.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    15th

  • Campus address

    University of Edinburgh, Student Recruitment and Admissions, 33 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH8 9JS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    19th out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    187 82%

    8th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    72nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    88th

    6

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