This programme is recognised by the Society of Biology.
This programme is run at the Cornwall Campus, near Falmouth
- led by some of the UK’s foremost evolutionary biologists studying topics from the evolution of sex and sexes, to the extinction of species
- undertake challenging research projects at the cutting edge of your field
- work with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment
- the only degree in the UK dedicated specifically to Evolutionary Biology
- graduate with outstanding employment prospects
- four year programme with study abroad available
- MSci four year programme available from 2014
Evolutionary Biology is a fast growing area of study, utilising ever more sophisticated technology to unravel the history of life on earth. As a student you’ll draw from fields which include genetics, animal behaviour and psychology, and examine evolution from many perspectives – from the smallest building blocks of life to entire ecosystems. This programme is available as a four-year degree with the third year spent studying at a partner university abroad.
If you choose the four year MSci programme (available for 2014 entry) you will spend your fourth year on two projects focused on a specialised area aligned with one of our leading research groups, one of which will be in partnership with an external organisation, plus a two week intensive field course.
Download the Biosciences brochure (pdf) for Undergraduate study.
Evolution explains the observed biological world. Understanding evolution is critical to predicting and ameliorating biological catastrophes. An understanding of evolution also identifies solutions; for example, evolution is the reason why we can study flies or worms to understand human diseases. The growth of genomics has exploded our ability to investigate evolutionary processes. We are proud to offer an Evolutionary Biology degree at the University of Exeter Cornwall Campus, a degree we believe is a societal imperative. Staff at Exeter study evolution to tackle the most important biological problems facing the world today. Our goal is to produce graduates that are broadly trained and poised to provide the approaches and solutions to questions that have not even been identified.
Allen Moore, Professor of Evolutionary Genetics