Evolutionary Genetics

Module code: BS3000

‘Evolutionary genetics’ gives you an introductory overview of the genetic basis for the evolution of genes, genomes, and phenotypes from both theoretical and experimental perspectives. This module will investigate the evolution of life from the RNA world and beyond. By exploring evolutionary histories of gene regulation with particular reference to developmental and behavioural genes in humans, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the role that evolution plays in the diversity and maintenance of different life forms.


  • 22 hours of lectures
  • 4 hours of seminars
  • 8 hours of practical classes/workshops
  • 116 hours of guided independent study


  • Exam (60%)
  • Poster synopsis (12%)
  • Critical review (28%)