At the Milner Centre, we carry out research on fundamental and applied evolutionary research and dissemination.
Join the Milner Centre for Evolution
Apply to join the Milner Centre for Evolution as a member of staff or PhD student.
You will be working directly with academics and their research groups operating at the cutting-edge of their discipline. You will quickly become an expert yourself and learn how to become an independent researcher capable of designing and carrying out your own research.
How to apply
We welcome applications from self funded individuals all year round. Get in touch with a member of our academic staff working on a topic of your interest for guidance.
You can get in touch with supervisors directly to find out about the projects they offer.
Polly studies fossils to understand why crocodiles are how they are today.
As well as the stimulating discussions with my colleagues, I really enjoyed the feeling of achievement that comes when you do a PhD.
100% of our Biology & Biochemistry research environment achieved a 4* or 3* rating, defined as 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2021).
Professor Laurence D. Hurst, Director of Milner Centre for Evolution, said: “We have a wealth of expertise in evolutionary science at Bath, from fundamental research describing a new species of dinosaur, to applied study tracking bacterial epidemics in real time and identifying the ‘holy grail’ of human stem cells.