Our School provides a stimulating environment for research training and offers opportunities to take up postgraduate studies through MSD, MPhil, MD and PhD research programmes.
A research degree is your opportunity to examine a specific topic in detail while working alongside our academic experts as part of our department’s research team.
Our research covers a wide range of areas, from the genome to communities and ecosystems, allowing the opportunity for developing novel ideas and inter-disciplinary projects. Our research is supported by modern, well-equipped facilities managed by trained technicians and research officers.
We also welcome self-funded students or those with alternative funding.
“I loved my PhD in tropical marine biology at Essex, which gave me a chance to develop really independent thinking and explore a world I was truly passionate about. I now apply the writing and communication skills I gained as a Government scientist, informing and influencing policymaking to improve the environment.”