12 months
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27930 GBP/year
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About

The Evolutionary Analysis programme of the University of Glasgow addresses a broad range of fundamental and applied evolutionary problems via the identification and analysis of genetic and phenotypic variability underlying biodiversity at all taxonomic levels, from viruses to vertebrates.

Overview

Why this programme

Within evolutionary analysis, the specific areas of interest in the Evolutionary Analysis programme of the University of Glasgow include the basis of adaptation to changing biotic and abiotic environments, the process and underlying mechanisms of speciation, the role of mating systems, host-parasite interactions, and the linkage among ecological and evolutionary processes. Frequently, this work requires the integration of genetic information with other types of data (e.g. phenotypic, geographic, demographic); developing novel bioinformatic tools and approaches to achieve this integration therefore represents another research focus.

Due to evolutionary principles being fundamental to all aspects of biology, our research activities are naturally linked with those of other research themes within the institute and throughout the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, with particular ties to the Glasgow Polyomics Facility, the Scottish Centre for Ecology and the Natural Environment (SCENE), and the Centre for Virus Research.

Individual research projects are tailored around the expertise of principal investigators within the institutes. A variety of approaches are used, including ecology, epidemiology, mathematical, computational and statistical modelling, bioinformatics, parasitology, immunology and polyomics (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics). Basic and applied science projects are available for study, as are field-based projects with research programs underway in both the UK and overseas.

Programme Structure

Specific areas of interest include:
  • host/parasite interactions and coevolution
  • evolutionary arms races between parasitic trypanosomes and their hosts
  • molecular ecology and evolution in infectious diseases of wild and domestic animals
  • behavioural ecology of fish
  • influence of genomic, ecological and environmental factors on emergence of new species
  • viral and bacterial population genomics
  • antimicrobial and anthelminthic resistance
  • evolution of viviparity in animals
  • physiology and behavioural ecology of marine and freshwater fishes
  • physiology and behavioural ecology of birds in urban and rural environments

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent
  • For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level
  • Final or current degree transcripts including grades (and an official translation, if needed)
  • Degree certificates (and an official translation, if needed)
  • Two references on headed paper and signed by the referee
  • Research proposal, CV, samples of written work as per requirements for each subject area

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27930 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
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Funding

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