Life Sciences

Evolutionary Biology

Module code: C1019
Level 5
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Class
Assessment modes: Coursework

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.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of scientific enquiry as applied to evolutionary biology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the major concepts of evolutionary biology
  • Apply these concepts to novel observations or data.
  • Problem solving time management; motivation and independent learning.