Evolutionary Biology (C1019)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

Explore the full breadth of evolutionary biology – from what happens to individual mutations in populations to topics such as sexual selection, the evolution of behaviour and the process of speciation.

Evolutionary biology lies at the centre of the zoology degree, and is also a fundamental process that both biologists and ecologists should understand. You’ll develop a conceptual understanding of the subject.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Test)

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 2023/24. 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: