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Organisms and Environment MD

Key information

Qualification type

DM/MD - Doctor of Medicine

Subject areas

Environmental Studies Biomedical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

Organisms and Environment is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Biosciences research programmes. The Organisms and Environment research division focuses on the biology of whole organisms and their roles and interactions in changing ecosystems, in infection and health and at the genetic level. Our aim is to understand the ecological, health and genetic consequences of environmental change on biological diversity. Our approach is to focus on processes and prediction, combining ecological, experimental and molecular approaches, in contrasting groups of organisms. All the major groups are studied, including animals, plants, bacteria, archaea, protozoa, filamentous fungi and yeast.

Research areas are broadly divided into three areas: genomes, diversity and adaptation; individuals, ecosystems and GlobalChange; microbes, infection and communities. The spectrum of research activities include: Microbial and soil ecology; Endangered Species research;
Genomics, metagenomics, population and environmental genetics of plants, animals and microbes; Ecotoxicology in aquatic and terrestrial environments; Community ecology including pest management; Interactions between organisms and their food resources; Behavioural and evolutionary ecology; Chemical ecology and waste management; Population dynamics in freshwater and terrestrial systems; Predator-prey and host-parasite interactions; Epidemiology and pathogenesis, including medically important bacteria.

Different course options

Full time | Cardiff University | 2 years | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Tuition fees

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University information

Cardiff University is the oldest university in the capital of Wales. This Russell Group university has over 8,600 postgraduate students and was ranked 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Cardiff has over 4,000 international (non-EU) students every year, with more than half of those pursuing postgraduate studies. Its main Cathays Park campus is located in the city centre, with a second campus shared with the University...more

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