Fundamental and Molecular Systematics
Course, Master's level, 1BG393
Autumn 2023 Autumn 2023, Fiskebäckskil, 100%, Distance learning, English
- Pace of study
- Teaching form
- Distance learning
- Number of mandatory on-campus meetings
- Number of optional on-campus meetings
- Instructional time
- Study period
- 18 September 2023–27 October 2023
- Language of instruction
- Entry requirements
A Bachelor's degree including (1) 60 credits in biology and 30 credits in chemistry or 30 credits earth science, or (2) 90 credits in biology. In both cases, participation in Alphataxonomical Principles, 5 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
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 and tuition fees.
- Application fee: SEK 900
- First tuition fee instalment: SEK 24,167
- Total tuition fee: SEK 24,167
- Application deadline
- 17 April 2023
- Application code
Admitted or on the waiting list?
- Registration period
- 21 August 2023–17 September 2023
- Information on registration.
About the course
This course introduces you to fundamental concepts in general and molecular systematics, and lets you get some skills in common molecular techniques and a working knowledge of phylogenetic analysis. We will discuss questions in systematic research and how to address them. You will be confronted with both the theoretical and practical aspects of phylogenetic analysis and how to delimit and identify species and other taxa, with a focus on molecular data. You will implement what you learn in small projects/case studies. The laborative part of the project will be carried out at Klubban Biological Station in Fiskebäckskil, Bohuslän. At Klubban we will also have other activities such as seminars "in real life" complementing web-based teaching.
Outline for distance course: Communication between teachers and students takes place on a learning management system and e-meeting tools. Access to a computer with a stable internet connection and a web camera is required. The mandatory field-based part of the course is planned for 1–14 October 2023 at the field station Klubban, located at Fiskebäckskil on the Swedish west coast. On Klubban there are mandatory wet- and computer labs and a written exam. In addition there are web-based examinations.