PhD Program

Ecology and Evolution

    What will I study?


    In addition to your PhD research, the program offers personal and professional development opportunities, including:

    • Being part of a network of PhD students working in just about every branch of ecology and evolution that you could imagine
    • Custom specialised training in quantitative skills (statistics, modelling, programming and bioinformatics), based on your needs
    • Access to complete subjects, workshops and specialised short courses, providing you with additional skills to enhance your research capabilities and employability (examples are panel sessions on finding funding or pathways to careers in government, R coding workshops, R coding club)
    • Mentoring from a recent PhD graduate
    • An optional paid internship program, where you’ll gain real-world experience in your field with a host organisation
    • Group meetings with leading scientists visiting the University, and time to talk with them about their work and careers
    • Participation in an annual Ecology and Evolution Research Symposium, run by students, for students.

    You’ll leave the course with a certification listing all the skills you've acquired, which you can use when looking for new opportunities.