Current Topics in Evolution, Behaviour and Conservation (836C1)
15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
This module will introduce you to a diversity of active areas of research in conservation biology, animal behaviour, and evolutionary biology.
The module will be taught via a series of advanced research seminars given by University of Sussex staff, research students and invited speakers in the Evolution, Behaviour and Environment (EBE) seminar series.
These seminars will provide an excellent opportunity for you to learn about the latest developments in a range of current topics, gain insight into the nature of scientific research, and meet with a diversity of researchers.
The module will be assessed via a portfolio of work summarising, synthesising and communicating the research for a scientific audience and the general public.
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 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 11 hours of contact time and about 139 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
We’re planning to run this module in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to this module in response to COVID-19, or due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. It may not be possible to take some module combinations due to timetabling constraints. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.