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PhD/MPhil Environmental Biology

University of Manchester

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    The University of Manchester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Programme description

Our PhD/MPhil Environmental Biology programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Environmental Biology.

Animals, microorganisms and plants live in environments to which they have become adapted through millions of years of evolution.

They often have to respond to changes which may be biotic or abiotic in nature, and, increasingly, to anthropogenic perturbations which have resulted in global environmental change.

To understand how organisms respond and interact with one another in their natural and man-made habitats, a wide spectrum of approaches is employed ranging from molecular biology to population biology.

State-of-the-art facilities for 'controlled environments' are used to regulate climate variables and to study interactions between species. These include controlled environment rooms, animal facilities and insectaries.

Research projects involve both laboratory and field studies in temperate, arctic and tropical habitats.

Examples of areas of investigation include:

  • seasonal and hormonal regulation of animal behaviour;
  • reproductive strategies of plants;
  • animal & microbes and their evolution;
  • phenotypic plasticity and quantitative genetics;
  • strategies of adaption in a changing world

Career opportunities

Your postgraduate research degree will open up a range of career opportunities after you graduate.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 25,500per 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 Manchester

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 100 5

    10th out of 71 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    165 75%

    13th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    25th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    52nd

    4
  • Entry standards

    / Max 210
    158 79%

    13th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82.0 82%

    6th

    12
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.13 83%

    32nd

    14

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