Outline for Master's Programme in Evolutionary Biology - MEME

Masterprogram i evolutionsbiologi - MEME

The two-year programme is not given in its entirety in Uppsala but jointly with three other universities. In each cohort, about half of the students start in Uppsala and the rest in Groningen. During the second semester, the studies are conducted either in Montpellier or in Munich. During semester 3 and 4, students do their own research projects at one or some of the four partner universities or at the affiliated universities.

Level/Depth is given with the abbreviations:
A1N - Second cycle, has only first-cycle courses as entry requirements, at least 120 credits
A1F - Second cycle, has second-cycle courses as entry requirements
A2E - Second cycle, degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)

Main field of study is indicated according to the following abbreviations:
B = Biology

Level/Depth and Main field of study refers to the classification done by Uppsala University, also for courses provided by the other universities.

Semester 1

Track - Uppsala University

Period 1

Period 2

Track - RuG - Rijksuniversität Groningen

Period Course code Course name Credits Level/Depth Main field of study
1 RuG Evolutionary Ecology Research 10 A1N B
1-2 RuG Genomics in Ecology and Evolution 10 A1N B
2 RuG Evolutionary 10 A1N B

Semester 2

Track - UM2 - Université 2 Montpellier

Period Course code Course name Credits Level/Depth Main field of study
3 UM2 Advanced Population Genetics 2.5 A1N B
UM2 Advanced Statistics 2.5 A1N B
UM2 Genetic data Analysis 2.5 A1N B
UM2 Hot Topics in Ecology 2 A1N B
UM2 Reading Papers and Seminars 2 A1N B
UM2 Evolutionary Applications 1 A1N B
UM2 Grant Proposal Training 2.5 A1N B
4 UM2 Research Project 15 A1N B

Track - LMU - Ludwig Maximilians Universität München
Period Course code Course name Credits Level/Depth Main field of study
3 LMU Basic Evolutionary Genomics 3 A1N B
LMU Advanced Evolutionary Genomics 3 A1N B
LMU Evolutionary Ecology Modelling 3 A1N B
LMU Experimental Behavioural Ecology 3 A1N B
4 LMU Population Genetics 3 A1N B
LMU Principles of Behavioural Ecology 3 A1N B
LMU Statistics 3 A1N B

Semester 3

During semester 3 and 4 the students choose at which university they want to study. It is also possible to do a project at Harvard University or at Université Lausanne.

Period Course code Course name Credits Level/Depth Main field of study
1-2 RuG Thesis project 30 A2E B
1-2 UM2 Thesis project 30 A2E B
1-2 LMU Thesis project 30 A2E B

Semester 4

During semester 3 and 4 the students choose at which university they want to study. It is also possible to do a project at Harvard University or at Université Lausanne.

Period Course code Course name Credits Level/Depth Main field of study
3-4 RuG Thesis project 30 A2E B
3-4 UM2 Thesis project 30 A2E B
3-4 LMU Project work 30 A1F B

Outline revisions

Outline(s) part of syllabus from Autumn 2022:

  • Latest outline (applies from Autumn 2022)
Last modified: 2022-04-26