Please apply for a PhD in ecology and evolutionary biology or biological sciences using the PhD and professional doctorate online application system.
You can start your application whether or not you have spoken to a potential supervisor in the School. You are strongly encouraged to read the Graduate School's guidance on how to write a research proposal (PDF) before submitting your application.
You'll need to complete the necessary information and attach copies of relevant documents, including the details of two appropriate referees.
Although you'll be working with a specific School or supervisor, all PhD applications must be made centrally. The University will acknowledge your application and then pass it on to our School.
Most new students join the PhD programme in September, but it's possible to start your studies at any point during the academic year.