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Undergraduate study

Our undergraduate courses offer you a wealth of options for learning about the living world. Whether you're keen to explore biology in all its breadth, or focus on a specialist discipline that fascinates you, you'll find a course to suit you.

Master's study

At Reading, you can take your expertise in ecology to a higher level. Our MSc and MSc by Research courses are ideal for making you stand out to employers.

PhD study

As a PhD student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, you'll be part of a dynamic research community and will work with our research intensive team towards new discoveries.

Our research

Our research division investigates the past, present and future of the living world at all scales: from genes to individuals, from populations to ecosystems. We aim to change the way people think about, and study, ecology and evolution.

Meet the team

Our community of staff includes internationally renowned academics, recognised for the excellence of their teaching and research.


Read inspiring stories from our staff and students in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
Elephant skeleton in the Cole Museum of Zoology

Our facilities

Explore our purpose-built Health and Life Sciences building, Cole Museum of Zoology, Herbarium, Harris Garden and award-winning campus.
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