Environmental Biology at University of Manchester - UCAS

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Course summary

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

How to apply

International applicants

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website: www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme

Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Environmental Biology at University of Manchester - UCAS