Through this Master's Degree Programme in Biosciences: Evolutionary Biology students will acquire an explicit evolutionary biological perspective in the study of nature, thereby increasing capacity for understanding patterns and processes, on scales varying from the cellular to the ecosystem level. This programme is taught at the University of Turku in Finland.
After starting with a general overview of evolutionary biology, and what is 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 and knowledge obtained pave the way for future career paths in academia or industry.
Master's Programme in Biosciences educates future experts for positions in academia, industry, and public sector. Students graduating from the programme are eligible for scientific postgraduate degree studies, and may work, among others, as:
- Research scientist
- Project manager
- Research coordinator