Biology (Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour/Genetics) (Research) University of Leicester


We offer PhD and MPhil supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:

Evolutionary Biology
Plant Cell and Molecular Genetics
Neuroscience and Behaviour

  • Qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    April 2018

  • Duration

    3 years

Course details


Research projects are offered in following areas: Molecular biology and genetics of plant development; photomorphogenesis, pollen development; control of plant protein synthesis; molecular cytogenetics and genome evolution; repetitive DNA sequences; plant systematics and evolution; molecular biology and genetics of circadian rhythms in Drosophila; insect population dynamics; control of transposable element activity (chloroplast biogenesis and protein targeting); ageing in insects; ecology, physiology and behavioural genetics of aquatic invertebrates; behavioural ecology of food gathering in vertebrates and insects; marine and fisheries ecology, evolution of trophic diversity in fish, population dynamics, management of inshore fisheries; ecology and management of water treatment processes, river systems and lakes; vertebrate predators and pesticides; functioning of compound eyes in arthropods; molecular ecology and phylogeography; population genetics of invasive plant species.

Entry requirements

A 2.1 Honours degree in relevant subject; exceptionally, other appropriate qualifications and or significant relevant experience considered.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4,195 Year 1
International £18,250 Year 1
England £4,195 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4,195 Year 1
Scotland £4,195 Year 1
Wales £4,195 Year 1

Additional fee information

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