Human Evolution: an Overview, 10 credits

Academic year 2021/2022

  • Autumn 2021, Evening, 33%, Distance learning

    Start date: 30 August 2021

    End date: 16 January 2022

    Application deadline: 15 April 2021

    Application code: UU-17416 Application

    Language of instruction: Swedish

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Final school grades (67%) - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33%)

    Number of mandatory meetings: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings: 0

    Registration: 29 July 2021 – 29 August 2021

Entry requirements: General entry requirements


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 21,667

Tuition fee, total: SEK 21,667

Please note: The course is tentatively given on Thursday evenings. Lectures will be given in English but in the discussions students can speak Swedish or English.

About the course

The course provides a basic knowledge of human evolution and prehistory. We will study the latest findings from genetic research on human evolution, how the genome works in humans, how genomic variation is investigated and analysed. We will also focus on man's closest relatives, such as Neanderthals and archaic groups from the Homo genus, partly from a fossil and archaeological perspective, and partly from a genetic perspective. We will discuss questions about when and where modern man originated? What genes have changed during human evolution?

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Biology Education Centre

EBC, Norbyvägen 14 / BMC A8:1

Norbyvägen 14, 752 36 UPPSALA/Box 592, 751 24 UPPSALA


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