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Master's Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
In the Master's Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, you can become familiar with a wide variety of topics in three areas: ecology, evolutionary biology and conservation biology. You can choose studies from any of these areas, as well as from other master's degree Programs. The Program is diverse and multidisciplinary: teaching is done with lectures, laboratory and computer training courses, interactive seminars, study tours and field courses. The field courses range from the northern subarctic region to tropical rainforests.
Our wide expertise extends from molecular ecology to population and community biology. The Centers of Excellence of Metapopulation Biology and Biological Interactions are located in our department.
Our Program offers you a wide range of options: evolutionary biology or genetics for those interested in ecological genetics and genomics, as well as the ability to take advantage of the high-quality molecular ecology and systematics laboratory; conservation biology for those interested in regional or global environmental problems; and ecological modelling skills for those interested in computational biology. Our training also offers Behavioral Ecology.
This program is also available in Finnish and Swedish.
Eligibility to apply for a master's Program requires an applicable bachelor's degree or other equivalent qualification.
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You undertake modules according to your personal study plan. The degree consists of:
A research project (Master’s thesis):
- Evolutionary biology
- Statistical methods in ecology
- Master’s degree seminars
- Master’s thesis course
- Master’s thesis
- Alternative other studies were chosen from the Programme
You can choose studies from the Programme or from other Master's Programmes.
Career planning or extracurricular activities can be included in your personal study plan.
If you are studying to qualify as a biology teacher, you will need pedagogical studies, ecology and evolutionary biology in your degree. This applies only to Finnish or Swedish speaking students.
Scholarships & funding
Scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master's program at the University of Helsinki.
For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.
The yearly tuition fee (for non-EU/EEA citizens only) is 15000€
A degree from the Master's Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology gives you the capability to embark on a wide range of careers
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University of Helsinki
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