Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
20 February 2023 – 19 March 2023
120 credits including 60 credits in biology/medicine/pharmaceutical science and at least 15 credits of courses in one of the following subjects: bioinformatics, biomedicine, biotechnology, evolution, genetics, genomics or systematics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course 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
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About the course
Our understanding of human evolution and genetics has advanced enormously in the last two decades with the sequencing of the human genome. Based on genome variation from many individuals, we now have a better picture of human evolution and demographic history. In addition, ancient DNA studies on pre-historic humans have transformed our view on human past.
The course provides a comprehensive guide and overview on how genetics can be applied as a tool to investigate human history and evolution. It includes in depth overviews of the human genome, population genetic tools to analyse the human genome, human evolutionary history, human genetic variation and the link to traits, ancient DNA on prehistoric humans, and a survey of other research areas focusing on the human past, such as archaeology, anthropology, palaeontology, and linguistics.