Full funding is available to UK/EU candidates only. Overseas candidates can apply for this studentship but will have to find additional funding to cover the difference between overseas and home fees (approximately £13,805 per annum).
Candidate should have (or expected to achieve) a minimum of 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant subject, ideally (but not required) an MSc in ecology, evolution or related, strong quantitative skills and passion and enthusiasm for learning and developing evolutionary theory. The application will be subject to approval from The Royal Society.
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