jeudi 27 avril 2017

MSc(Res) in Behaviour, Ecology & Evolution at St Andrews

New RESEARCH MASTERS in Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution in the School of Biology, University of St Andrews, UK.

We are pleased to announce a new 12-month, research-only Masters degree at St Andrews. The School of Biology will have three thematic programs, with the “Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution” program based at the Centre for Biological Diversity (CBD) of most interest to AB readers.

There are currently more than 20 faculty and independent research fellows in the CBD, with research interests spanning animal behaviour, behavioural and evolutionary ecology, conservation ecology, and evolutionary genetics. Particular research strengths include animal cognition, evolution in the wild, inter-specific interactions, measures of biodiversity, sexual selection, social learning, social evolution, and speciation. We have a vibrant post-graduate community and strong links between research and research-led teaching at both undergraduate and post-graduate level. St Andrews is also a gorgeous place to live and work, with a strong sense of community.

To apply, please first identify and contact potential supervisors ( or view currently advertised areas (

Then please follow the application procedures outlined here:

We accept applications throughout the year, with starting dates in September and January each year. For further queries, please contact Biology Post-graduate Admissions (

The awarding of a Masters of Science by Research degree, or MSc(Res), will follow the successful completion of an original research project and submission of a thesis based on that research within 12 months of the starting date. For full details of the degree, including eligibility, fee structures and examination by thesis, please see:

Dr David Shuker, MSc(Res) Coordinator for Biology.