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
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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