Evolutionary Biology (C1019)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

The module covers the full breadth of evolutionary biology.

Subjects will include:

  • the fate of individual mutations in populations
  • sexual selection
  • the evolution of altruism and of sex
  • the process of speciation.

Throughout this module, you will develop an understanding of the central concepts of evolutionary biology.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar (Class)


100%: Coursework (Take away paper)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 150 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2017/18. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: