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 (Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: