M.Res. On Campus

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

University of Nottingham

12 months
26500 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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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.


Key facts

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

More details

For postgraduate courses not starting in fall, the deadline is typically six weeks before the course start date.


180 alternative credits



On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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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  • International

    26500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Nottingham

583 - 978 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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