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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Lincoln (Main Site)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The study of zoology is an exploration of how animals have evolved, how they function, and the ways in which they interact with their environment. The subject integrates anatomy, physiology, behaviour, ecology, evolution, and conservation to provide a comprehensive understanding of species structure and diversity. Humans have created a rapidly-changing world to which animals have had to adapt. Understanding the amazing diversity of animals that share our planet helps us to understand our origins, as well as predict future evolution. Our MPhil/PhD is designed to enable students to develop their research skills by focusing on a specialist set of research questions. Zoology at Lincoln is led by research-active staff who specialise in a wide range of disciplines and encompasses the study of key aspects of modern zoology in a diverse range of invertebrates and vertebrates. Students can benefit from training courses provided by the University to develop key skills in research. Under the guidance and advice of their PhD supervisors, students will be encouraged to present talks and seminars on their work both at the University of Lincoln as well at national and international meetings and conferences. Under the guidance of your PhD supervisors students will also be expected to produce progress reports, develop their ability to write up work for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and ultimately to effectively communicate their research and thesis. Beyond learning how to conduct research and the specialist skills that students are expected to develop within their subject discipline (e.g. how to work in a molecular laboratory or conduct animal cognition experiments), the process of studying for a research degree can provide transferable skills in problem-solving, time management, independent and team work, and communication.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,100per year

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University information

University of Lincoln

  • University League Table

    50th

  • Campus address

    University of Lincoln, Brayford Pool, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 7TS, England

More than 100 different nationalities are represented among Lincoln's academic community, and the city attracts thousands of international visitors each year.
Exchange opportunities exist through international partnerships with universities globally. Lincoln is a member of the Santander Universities global division.
Lincoln's International Study Centre offers university preparation courses for international students who may not otherwise meet direct entry requirements.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    36th out of 103 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    127 56%

    50th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78 78%

    22nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.24 85%

    16th

    13

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