Social Evolution

Module code: BS3051

Module co-ordinator: Dr Rob Hammond 

In this module you will study theories of kin selection and reciprocal altruism, and their implications for social organisation in organisms. Although events at the individual level will make up the bulk of the module, we will also discuss processes at other levels of organisation such as the genome and the group.




  • Essay, 1,500 words (15%)
  • Book review, 500 words (5%)
  • Contribution to seminars (10%)
  • Exam, 2 hours (70%)