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University of Turku Master's Degree Programme in Biosciences: Evolutionary Biology
University of Turku

Master's Degree Programme in Biosciences: Evolutionary Biology

Turku, Finland

2 Years


Full time

22 Jan 2025

Aug 2025

EUR 12,000 / per year *


* free for citizens of EU/EEA countries or Switzerland, for citizens of non-EU/EEA countries €12,000/academic year


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Join the evolution of our biological knowledge

In this Master's Degree Programme in Biosciences: Evolutionary Biology specialisation track, you can expect to acquire scientific and analytical skills together with expertise in present theories and up-to-date technologies. After starting with a general overview of evolutionary biology and what it entails to be a biological researcher, this programme focuses mainly on evolutionary genetics.

Emphasis is on gaining data science (programming) skills, with expertise in bioinformatics, molecular and quantitative genetics. Teachers include experts in human genetics, microbial, and quantitative evolutionary genetics. Expertise in phylogenetics of animals and plants is brought in by experts from our Museum of Natural History. The skills a way for future career paths in academia or industry.

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Biosciences at the University of Turku

The Evolutionary Biology specialisation track is a part of the Master’s Degree Programme in Biosciences. The other specialisation track in this programme is Molecular Systems Biology.

In the Evolutionary Biology track the focus is on deepening knowledge of evolutionary biology, ecology, genetics, and physiology, with a special focus on bioinformatics and computational methods for analysing and interpreting evolutionary and NGS data, both modern and ancient DNA.

The Molecular Systems Biology track offers extensive training in modern molecular biology and education focused on systems biology (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, gene/protein structure-function relationships) with a special focus on practical laboratory skills and molecular interaction networks.

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