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Wildlife Biology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #104 (QS) Online
The Wildlife Biology programme at the University of Helsinki started in 1995 and was one of the first doctoral programmes founded in Finland.
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Overview

Programme highlights

The Wildlife Biology programme at the University of Helsinki trains doctoral candidates in the fields of ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation, and management of natural populations and communities, as well as in taxonomy and systematics, and in computational biology. 

LUOVA covers both basic and applied research in these fields.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    40 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Revise your basics of statistics
  • Movement ecology data analysis
  • Linking data and ecological models
  • Linear mixed models and GLMM in R
  • Writing Retreat

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    580

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • degree diploma
  • transcript of studies
  • language proficiency test result
  • approval by supervisors and members of the thesis committee
  • certified official copies of your degree diploma, transcript of studies and official translations of these documents (if needed)
  • language proficiency test result (original)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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