MRes Research Project in Evolution, Behaviour or Conservation (832C1)

90 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Spring and summer teaching

This module requires you to carry out an independent, original, in-depth research project in consultation with a research supervisor on a specialised topic in animal behaviour, evolutionary biology or conservation biology (according to your degree).

It will involve:

  • bespoke, project-specific training in practical skills
  • the generation of hypotheses
  • the production of data
  • statistical analysis and interpretation of results
  • the presentation of results in a research seminar and a dissertation written in the form of a scientific paper.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 900 hours of work. This breaks down into about 14 hours of contact time and about 886 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. 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: