Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Bi..
Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology
Date du début: 1 sept. 2015,
Date de fin: 31 août 2019
Objective The Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology is research-oriented master programme for talented and motivated students who are interested in understanding evolution in all its facets. Course duration Two years (120 ECTS)Brief DescriptionThis multidisciplinary programme addresses the driving forces of evolution at all levels of organismal organisation (from cells and individuals to populations and ecosystems), and it allows students to study all kinds of organisms (microorganisms, plants, animals) in a diversity of habitats (marine as well as terrestrial) with a variety of approaches (lab, field, theory). The focus is not only on how evolution shaped life on our planet in the past, but also on how understanding the principles underlying evolution can provide new insights and help to cope with present-day challenges in a variety of fields, including ecology, epidemiology, physiology, immunology, genetics/genomics, bioinformatics, economics and the social sciences.To realize this ambitious goal, four European universities have joined forces with Harvard University (USA) as an associated partner. The Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology offers students the opportunity to compose an individual study programme in evolutionary biology by combining elements from the complementary programmes that are already established at the participating universities.Career prospectsThe Master students are assigned a personal mentor and they closely interact with leading researchers, embedded in a high-quality international network. They are offered challenging multidisciplinary courses at the frontline of scientific research and can make use of modern, state-of-the-art techniques and facilities. Accordingly, this master course provides its students with an optimal preparation for a subsequent PhD study or for other career options in the broad variety of fields where evolutionary thinking is an asset. An international experienceStudents spend at least a semester at several partner universities, and they will be awarded double degrees for this. In the first year, the emphasis is on scientific, methodological and academic skills courses (taught in English), while the second year mainly consists of individually supervised research training. After a joint summer school, students start their first semester at either Groningen or Uppsala, and then move to Munich or Montpellier for their second semester. Research projects can be conducted at any partner university, including Harvard. A number of EU-funded scholarships are offered to the best qualified candidates.Website: www.evobio.eu
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