Biology (Research) University of Leicester

We offer supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including: Biodiversity; evolutionary biology; plant cell and molecular genetics; neuroscience and behaviour.

  • Qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

  • Study mode

    Part-time

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Start date

    April 2018

  • Duration

    6 years


Course details

Modules

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 £2,098 Year 1
England £2,098 Year 1
Northern Ireland £2,098 Year 1
Scotland £2,098 Year 1
Wales £2,098 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

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