Degree projects and research training
Feel free to contact any of us to ask about proposals for degree project or to discuss your own ideas about a project. A good start is to look at the research at our subdepartments and research groups and then contact the researcher directly. At the master's level, it is often useful to start with a research training, during which you work in one of our research groups and participate in the daily activities, in the field, in the lab and at seminars. Meanwhile, you can develop ideas for your thesis.
Post graduate education
Building on the tradition of Linnaeus, biology at Uppsala University continues to contribute strongly to research and teaching. Our postgraduate education attracts students from all over the world and provides an international environment for PhD students. Two degrees of different lengths can be reached in biology at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Doctor of Philosophy and a licentiate degree. The PhD program has a high quality and the successful students that graduate will be well prepared and well qualified for appointments at the best universities within and outside the country, as well as in business, government, and society in general.
The Research School in Biology has more information on postgraduate studies in biology.
The Faculty of Science and Technology provides general information on postgratuate studies.
A stimulating environment for research and education
The Department conducts internationally recognised research in the intersection between Ecology, Evolution and Genomics. It is possible to specialise in subject ranging from Molecular Evolution to the role of inland waters in the carbon cycle. Your PhD project can range from theoretical work to large-scale field studies and focus on organisms ranging from microorganisms to fungi, plants and animals.
Our Department is an international environment with PhD students and researchers from many countries. Common courses and seminars contributes to a stimulating and rewarding atmosphere. Read about our research that is conducted within four research programs (divisions).