Human Evolution and Genetics, 15 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Spring 2024, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 18 March 2024

    End date: 2 June 2024

    Application deadline: 16 October 2023

    Application code: UU-67432 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

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

    Registration: 19 February 2024 – 17 March 2024

Entry requirements: Completed courses of 120 credits including 60 credits in biology/medicine/pharmaceutical sciences and courses worth at least 15 credits 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

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 36,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 36,250

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 of the human past.

The course provides a comprehensive guide and overview of 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.

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Biology Education Centre

EBC, Norbyvägen 14 / BMC A8:1

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


Carina Schlebusch