Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of Nottingham

M.Res. On Campus
12 months
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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from University of Nottingham is bespoke at the University of Nottingham, and allows you to choose your own area of interest to research, under the title of your choosing.


At Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from University of Nottingham is bespoke at the University of Nottingham we’re committed to supporting our students’ wellbeing to ensure that your experience studying with us is the best it can be. Whether you’re studying silk-weaving spiders or looking for new ways to fight infection, we want all of our students to feel part of our vibrant and diverse research community.


Whether you are considering a career in academia, industry or haven't yet decided, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Expert staff will work with you to explore PhD career options and apply for vacancies, develop your interview skills and meet employers. You can book a one-to-one appointment, take an online course or attend a workshop.

Programme Structure

Research areas:

  • Evolutionary biology of spiders and spider silk

  • Computational molecular evolution

  • Phylogenomics, protein evolution, evolutionary theory, and adaptation.

  • Colour polymorphism and speciation in snails

  • Evolutionary and population genomics of adaptation in plants

  • Evolution of sparrow-human commensalism

  • Ladybird colour polymorphism and male killers

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

International students should apply as early as possible. 




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Undergraduate degree of at least 2:1 or equivalent.

  • Applicants currently studying Masters in the UK will be accepted with a minimum average of 60% (Merit) in taught elements, if they have a 2:1 or equivalent at undergraduate level.
  • We accept a wide range of qualifications from all over the world.
  • A research proposal is required.  This should be worked on with your proposed supervisor.
  • You should have 2 references with at least one of them being an academic reference.
  • References from the proposed supervsior will be accepted if the applicant has only studied at Nottingham previously (for example as a UG student) 

Tuition Fee



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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of Nottingham


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