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The four-year MSci Evolutionary Biology programme mirrors the BSc Evolutionary Biology programme during the first three years, and includes an additional fourth year during which you will undertake two projects. Each will focus on a specialised area aligned with one of our leading research groups, and it is expected that one will be carried out in partnership with an external organisation. The remainder of your time will be spent on a two-week intensive field course in which your scientific field-research, debating, and presentation skills will be further developed.
Evolutionary Biology is a fast growing area of study, utilising ever-more sophisticated technology to unravel the history of life on earth. During the degree you will utilise our cutting-edge facilities to develop advanced knowledge in this rapidly developing field, which encompasses genetics, animal behaviour, and psychology, and examine evolution from many perspectives – from the smallest building blocks of life to entire ecosystems.
This field is led by some of the UK’s foremost internationally recognised research active staff, based in the Centre for Ecology and Conservation on our Penryn Campus in Cornwall. The Centre hosts a large and thriving group of scientists who work at the cutting edge of research on evolutionarily informed organismal biology and run research projects around the world, from Uganda to Australia. The programme utilises expertise in the Centre to provide you with the skills, concepts, and experience to understand all aspects of modern evolutionary biology. The programme encourages an interdisciplinary approach and you will be exposed to a wide range of theoretical and practical techniques used to study evolutionary biology.
Why study Evolutionary Biology at the University of Exeter?
•led by some of the UK’s foremost evolutionary biologists studying topics from the evolution of sex and sexes to the extinction of species
•undertake challenging research projects at the cutting edge of your field
•work with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
•the only degree in the UK dedicated specifically to Evolutionary Biology
•graduate with outstanding employment prospects
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||University of Exeter Penryn Campus, Cornwall|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
Excluding General Studies.
Grade A in one of the following subjects: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Life and Health Sciences (Double Award only), Marine Science, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||
Applicants studying one of the following BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without GCE AL Science: Applied Science, Animal Management, Agriculture, Countryside Management, Fish Management, Forestry and Arboriculture, Marine Biology.
Applicants studying any other BTEC Extended Diploma will be required to achieve a Grade A at A Level in one of the following Science subjects: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Life and Health Sciences (Double Award only), Marine Science, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 30 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 15 L3 credits at Merit grade. To include 15 L3 credits at Distinction grade in one of the following subject areas: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.|
|Scottish Higher||AAAAB||Grade A in one of the following subjects: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||36 points||Applicants will be considered with IB 36 OR 666 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants are required to have HL Grade 6 in one of the following subjects: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB||Grade A in one of the following subjects: Biology/Human Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology or Maths/Pure Maths/Further Maths.|
GCSE Maths at grade B or 5.
English language requirements
GCSE English Language with a minimum pass of Grade C or 4
For further details on our English Language requirements please visit our website
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|