Biology - Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
The Biology - Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology from Uppsala University is a specialisation within the Master Programme in Biology, which is linked to the EU Erasmus Mundus scholarships. 


The Biology - Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology from Uppsala University is a two-year research-oriented Master's programme for talented and motivated students who are interested in understanding evolution in all its facets. It is a joint project between four European universities (University of Groningen, Netherlands; Ludwig Maximillian's University of Munich, Germany; Uppsala University, Sweden; University of Montpellier 2, France) and Harvard University (USA).

As a student in this specialisation you begin your journey with one semester in either Groningen or Uppsala, and then you move to either Montpellier or Munich for your second semester. In the third and fourth semesters, you choose which partner university you want to carry out your individual research projects with. Upon completion of the programme, you are awarded a double degree from two universities.


The Master's degree is an entry port for PhD training in Sweden as well as abroad. Your most important merit in that respect are your degree projects. With a careful choice of the topics for your degree projects you will leave this specialisation with a solid theoretical knowledge regarding evolutionary processes as well as knowledge of the methods you need to study them.

Successful studies in this specialisation is an excellent basis for students who wish to pursue a research career (PhD) in any subject within the front-line of evolutionary biology.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Evolutionary Ecology Research
  • Genomics in Ecology and Evolution
  • Evolutionary Theory
  • Evolutionary Processes
  • Evolutionary Patterns
  • Advanced Population Genetics
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Genetic Data Analysis 
  • Hot Topics in Ecology 
  • Modeling in Ecology and Evolution 
  • Writing scientific papers in English and French as a foreign language 
For more information, please visit the programme website.

            Detailed Programme Facts

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            • Programme intensity Full-time
              • Full-time duration 24 months
            • Credits
              120 alternative credits
            • Languages
              • English
            • Delivery mode
              On Campus

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            Academic Requirements

            A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
            Also required is:

            • 60 weeks of full-time studies (90 credits) in biology; or
            • 40 weeks of full-time studies (60 credits) in biology plus 20 weeks of full-time studies (30 credits) in chemistry or earth sciences.

            Tuition Fee

            • International Applies to you

              9000 EUR/year
              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 9000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
            • EU/EEA Applies to you

              Tuition Fee
              Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
            We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
            • € 9,000 per year - Category A students (students from Partner Countries)
            • € 4,500 per year - Category B students (students from Programme Countries)

            Living costs for Uppsala

            • 8200 - 12300 SEK/month
              Living Costs

            The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


            Each year, a number of consortium scholarships will be available (for Category A and for Category B students). Consortium scholarship are financed by the four European partner universities participating in MEME.

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