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Information about our courses, projects and opportunities

We offer a wide range of learning programmes within natural sciences.

Undergraduate courses

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MPhil projects

An MPhil is a stand-alone programme that allows students to undertake a research programme over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time). If you are interested you should discuss possible supervision and research direction with a suitable member of staff.

Current MPhil projects

  • To mix or not to mix? Evaluating breeding performance in mixed species bird enclosures within European zoos – Yvette Foulds
  • The effect of genotype on attention bias in rhesus macaques, Macaca mulatta, as a welfare indicator – Isabelle Szott
  • What is Neutral?: Studying attention bias in rhesus macaques, Macaca mulatta, towards three different facial expressions – Harriet Thatcher See the course finder for general info on MPhil degrees within the Faculty of Science.

See the course finder for general information on MPhil degrees within the Faculty of Science.

MSc courses

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PhD/post-doctoral opportunities

We are currently offering PhD projects in the following areas. Please contact us for more information.

  • Genomics of invasive or declining species – species introductions are an acute global problem as are declines in some endemics. We offer opportunities to study genomic changes associated with the colonization of new environments as well as the impacts of species declines on genomic diversity. (Prof Richard Brown)
  • We can offer a broad range of research topics about mammalian evolution and vertebrate palaeobiology. Our research includes the application of cutting-edge techniques to fundamental questions on how animals and humans evolved in relation to environmental changes. We focus on skulls, long bones and teeth whose size and shape variation provide key insights into functional adaptation of extant and fossil organisms. (Dr Carlo Meloro)

See the PhD studies page for information about our current projects.

Scholarships

Our MPhil, MSc and PhD students are eligible to apply for scholarships to study with our partners in South Africa as part of our AESOP Erasmus Mundus projects. Find out more:

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