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Evolutionary Biology

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

About the course

The course focuses on modern evolutionary theory in relation to the origins and dynamics of genetic diversity in time and space, reproductive isolation and evolutionary relationships among organismal groups. Students will investigate how interactions between the evolutionary forces mutation, recombination, selection, migration and genetic drift drive the patterns and processes of biodiversity at different levels of biological organisation.

Application and eligibility

Evolutionary Biology, 15 hp

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Lectures begin on week starting 15 January 2018


Lectures end during the week of 19 March 2018

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Univ: 120 ECTS including 60 ECTS in Biology or Molecular biology, 30 ECTS of these 60 ECTS should be in Ecology and/or Genetics, or equivalent knowledge.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT
(Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section).
Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 16 October 2017. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Tuition fee, first instalment


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Course is given by
Contactpersons for the course are:
Barbara Giles, Course coordinator