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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    Lincoln (Main Site)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • 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. This programme provides students with the opportunity to conduct research on animal anatomy, physiology, behaviour, ecology, evolution, and conservation, to help us better understand the amazing diversity of animal life on Earth.

Students benefit from training courses provided by the University aimed at developing key skills in research. Under the guidance and advice of their academic supervisors, students will also 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, 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, the process of studying for a research degree can provide transferable skills in problem-solving, time management, independent and team work, and communication.

How You Study

This research programme relies on independent study and research, supervised by an advisory panel of academic staff. The nature of this research will be specific to the subject area, but is expected to investigate a novel question and provide a novel contribution to science.

Most students are initially enrolled on an MPhil programme. After one year, if sufficient progress can be demonstrated, students have the option to transfer to a PhD programme.

Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisor at least once a month, but the precise frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme. Students will also have the opportunity to attend talks and seminars, and to engage with other research-related activities throughout their degree.

How You Are Assessed

Students will have at least one formal meeting with their supervisors each month where progress will be discussed. After three months students are expected to provide an outline of their research proposal, which will be evaluated. Most students are initially enrolled on an MPhil programme, and after the first year they may apply for transfer to a PhD programme via a written report on which they will be orally examined.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,400per 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 Lincoln

  • University League Table

    46th

  • Campus address

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

Located in the heart of England, the University of Lincoln provides a welcoming and supportive environment for students from around the world.
The university’s global graduate community includes more than 100,000 former students across 135 countries.
A free airport pick-up service is available for students flying into London Heathrow on specific dates.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    60th out of 100 24

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    117 53%

    57th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%

    77th

    55
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.44 89%

    1st

    15

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