Some key aspects of the Master in Animal Biology at the University of Basel are:
- They offer a broad spectrum of course modules from which you choose your preferred topics.
- They offer attractive workshops and field courses in Switzerland and abroad.
- They employ modern laboratory methods, including genomic techniques.
- In their field work, they integrate population biology across scales.
- Their teaching focuses on interactive courses which lead to independent thinking and the development of conceptual strength in topics ranging from molecular evolution to population biology and metapopulation ecology.
- Master students will do a guided, yet independent research project within any of the groups associated with the master program. Current research topics include the evolution of host-parasite interactions, epidemiology, speciation, adaptive radiation, sexual selection, evolution of hermaphrodism and mating systems, evolutionary genomics and the evolution of the immune system.
- The master thesis will be written in English. Most theses will lead to publication in international peer-reviewed journals.
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Programme StructureCourses included:
- Evolution of host-parasite interactions
- Adaptive radiation
- Sexual selection
- Evolution of hermaphrodism
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Bachelor of Science in Biology (in certain cases it may be necessary to obtain additional credit points, if the BSc degree does not fullfill the requirements of the university). Knowledge of German language is NOT required for admission to this Master program.
International1598 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 799 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
EU/EEA1598 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 799 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
CHF 850 per semester
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