Fungal Diversity and Evolution 2020/2021 (10 credits)

Spring 2021, 100 %, Distance learning

Start date: 3 March 2021

End date: 11 April 2021

Application Deadline: 15 October 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-67436 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)

Outline for distance course: The mandatory field course will take place on March 21-27. Teachers and students communicate through Zoom. It is not possible to share content using Linux, and for Mac Os X and Windows a plug-in is required. We use the virtual learning environment Moodle for the course home page.

Number of mandatory meetings for distance course: 1

Entry Requirements: 150 credits including (1) 60 credits in biology and 30 credits in chemistry or 30 credits in earth science, or (2) 90 credits in biology, in both cases including Fundamental and Molecular Systematics, 10 credits, or Evolutionary Patterns, 15 credits.
English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6").


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 24167

Tuition fee, total: SEK 24167

Please note: A field course is organised 21-27 March 2021. Transport is arranged from Uppsala and shared accommodation is included.

About the course:

The fungi constitutes one of the most species-rich groups of organisms and play a significant role in most ecosystems. Furthermore, they have a large cultural and economical significance, e.g., in food and wine production. Genetic factors and reproductive strategies have resulted in an evolutionary pattern different from that of other organisms, and in this course we treat their evolution from the vantage point of modern research.

More information


Biology Education Centre

EBC, Norbyvägen 14 / BMC A8:1

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

Fax: 018-471 4689 Fax: 018-471 4687


Martin Ryberg


Telephone: +46 18 471 26 47