Systematic Zoology, 15 ECTS

Second level

Facts

Study pace 100%
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language Swedish
Special eligibility requirements
Admittance to the course requires knowledge equivalent to Cell and Molecular Biology 15 credits, Diversity and Phylogeny of Organisms 15 credits, Physiology 15 credits (including experimental animals) and Ecology, Floristics and Faunistics 15 credits. (Three credits corresponds to approximately two weeks full-time studies). Swedish upper secondary school course English B or equivalent or one of the following tests. Cambridge CPE och CAE: Pass. IELTS : 6.0 (with no part of the test below 5.0). TOEFL (paper based): 550 (with minimum grade 4 on the written test part). TOEFL (computer based): 213. TOEFL (internet based): 79.

Description

The course gives advanced knowledge about the systematics and morphology of animals, and covers both recent and fossil groups. The course also gives insight into phylogenetic method and the principles of zoosystematic work, such as the description…

The course gives advanced knowledge about the systematics and morphology of animals, and covers both recent and fossil groups. The course also gives insight into phylogenetic method and the principles of zoosystematic work, such as the description of species, rules of nomenclature, and microscopy technique. The course lays the foundation for research education. The course includes compulsory field studies during two weeks. The course is given in the period November–January.

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Subject

Biology

Biology means the study of life and living organisms including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, diversity, their interaction with their environment and their presence in time and space. There are many subdivisions and topics within Biology such as: molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, genetics, botany, zoology, ethology, faunistics, floristics and ecology. An education in biology not only gives you basic knowledge in biology, but also an understanding of relationships between structure and function on various biological levels and it also gives you a grasp of the processes that control the evolution of the organism. Biology is an experimental subject, meaning it alternates theoretical studies with practical exercises such as laboratory work and field trips. Examples of laboratory work include analyzing DNA molecules, producing bacteria or studying preparations of various tissues under a microscope. Dissections and experiments with living organisms are a part of an education in biology, however, an option without animal experiments within the zoology moments is also available. You will be able to study animals and plants in their natural habitats as well as participate in practical ecological field work through different field trips and excursions. Stockholm University has access to three field stations located in interesting nature areas: Tovetorp in Södermanland, Askö in Trosa Archipelago and Tjärnö on the west coast of Sweden.

Biology

Course events

Autumn 2018

Study pace 100 %
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language Swedish.

Selection: Higher Education Credits (up to 270).

Start period: Period 2 - starts during the second half of the semester

Location: Stockholm

Tuition fee

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
First instalment: 35000 SEK
Total course/programme fee: 35000 SEK

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland