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Biology: Molecular Ecology and Evolution

Course · 15 credits

Description

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In this course you will learning basic theory and understanding of the most important molecular genetic methods used in modern ecological and evolutionary research projects. Central is to understand the importance of genetic variation for speciation, population differentiation and adaptations of individuals to different environments, for example adaptations between hosts and their parasites. After the course, you are expected to master the basics of different types of methods used to detect and analyze variation at gene, genome and protein levels within and between individuals, populations and species. The course is mainly based on practical learning through wet labs (DNA extraction, PCR, DNA sequencing) and computer exercises (editing of DNA sequences that you obtain during the course, phylogeny and various programs for analysis of DNA sequences). Emphasis is also placed on improving your ability to assimilate and critically review scientific articles based on molecular genetic data and analyses. This is practiced in the form of book and literature seminars as well as an individual literature project. The course ends with a research project that is carried out in small groups, where you have the opportunity to immerse yourself in one or more of the methods and problems that have been discussed earlier in the course.

More information can be found at https://canvas.education.lu.se/courses/8656/assignments/syllabus

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Application opportunities

Contact

Department of Biology

Visiting address
Ekologihuset, Sölvegatan 37, 223 62 Lund

Postal address
Ekologihuset, Sölvegatan 37, 223 62 Lund

+46 46 222 38 10

http://www.biology.lu.se/

Christina Ledje

Study advisor

+46 46 222 73 16

christina [dot] ledje [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Lotta Persmark

Study advisor

+46 46 222 37 28

lotta [dot] persmark [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

90 ECTS credits Science studies including courses corresponding to MOBA01 Cell Biology 15 ECTS credits and BIOA01 Genetics and Microbiology 15 ECTS credits. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to: Previous college/university studies (APAV): 100 %.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

Apply

Study Options

There are no open applications at the moment.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
 

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
  • Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period.
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.
     

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies.
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the adjacent column on this webpage.
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.

*Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below. 

*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 36 250

First payment: SEK 36 250

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions on the University Admissions website.


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations