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Department of Zoology


Projects on offer for 2023-24

For information on how to apply for postgraduate study in the Department of Zoology for 2022-23, please view the Postgraduate Admissions Office webpages.

Course specific information is available here:

For further information about any of the projects listed below, please contact the supervisor directly.  Applicants are welcome to approach supervisors with their own ideas - the list below is not exclusive, and does not include all supervisors. Please visit our Research Pages for more information.


Many of our projects are also available as part of the NERC DTP - please make sure you quote the NERC project number in your application. For more information on the programme please refer to the NERC DTP website.

BBSRC DTP - Note the earlier 1st December application deadline

Many of our projects are also available as part of the BBSRC DTP, with between 25 - 30 fully funded studentships available. You can apply to this in parallel to a specific PhD project. For more information have a look at the BBSRC DTP website.

PhD projects available

Supervised by Prof David Aldridge - Aquatic Ecology

Supervised by Dr Lynn Dicks - Agroecology group

Supervised by Prof Walter Federle - Insect Biomechanics Group

Supervised by Dr James Herbert-Read - Marine Behavioural Ecology Group

Supervised by Prof Chris Jiggins - Insect Evolution and Genomics Group

Supervised by Prof Rebecca Kilner - Kilner Group

Supervised by Prof Matthias Landgraf - Neural Network Development Group

Supervised by Prof Andrea Manica - Evolutionary Ecology Group

Supervised by Dr Emily Mitchell - Deep-time Ecology Group

Supervised by Dr Emilia Santos - Morphological Evolution Group

Supervised by Dr Tim Weil - Weil Group