Two main fields of Anthropology are represented at the University of Zurich: evolutionary behavioral Biology investigates the evolution and tradition of behavioral patterns in humans and their closest relatives in laboratory and field tests and by using theoretical socio-biological models.
Paleoanthropology deals with the physical principles and functional-morphological aspects of human evolution, in particular the fossil history of hominids and non-human primates.
Their ability to adapt technical procedures to specific scientific problems allows them to expand their problem solving skills. The ability to work exactly and treat precious materials, instruments and organisms carefully is particularly important. Working with organisms requires students to apply their ethical responsibilities.
The master’s thesis, which is a research project within the master’s program, teaches students to conduct research independently as would be required for a dissertation.
Doctorate in one of the fields of biosciences; teaching and research at universities and other institutes of higher education; work in the chemical, pharmaceutical, medical, agrobiology and food technology industries; teaching at secondary level and in vocational, agricultural and engineering schools; management posts in industry, public administration and politics; planning for nature conservation and environmental protection, private and public; work in zoos, museums, research institutes, laboratories and clinics; scientific journalism.
The degree courses of Biology: Anthropology at the University of Zurich qualify graduates to find work in not only specific biological or educational professions.
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- Experimental Biochemistry
- Modelling cultural evolution
- Discovering Statistics using R
- Primate Behavior - Empirical Research
- Human Evolutionary Genetics: Origins, Peoples and Disease
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DisciplinesAnthropology History Biology View 9 other Masters in History in Switzerland
A Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biomedicine or Biochemistry from the Faculty of Science of the University of Zurich allows for admission to the a Master’s degree course in Biology.
The Faculty assesses all other qualifications, in particular those from universities of applied sciences, according to its own criteria, whereby the principle of equal treatment applies to assessing the equivalence of Bachelor's degrees.
The Faculty can require the fulfillment of conditions or additional requirements in form of evidence of academic achievement. The Faculty decides about the acceptance of academic achievements and credit points which were obtained elsewhere.
International1360 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 680 EUR per semester and a duration of .
EU/EEA1360 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 680 EUR per semester and a duration of .
- Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester
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