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Ornithological identification methodology

Master's level | 5 credits | Course code: BIO502
Spring 2020
100% Distance
Period: 13 May 2020 - 5 June 2020
MEETINGS: 2 of which 2 are mandatory.
2 Opens 16 September GU-21054
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

External morphology of birds and their moulting patter are properties that are used to determine species, gender and age. This course provides the basic knowledge required to identify birds. You will learn to describe a bird in a standardized and consistent manner in terms of its external morphology and become familiar with methods of determining the age and sex of birds. You will be presented to a selection of bird species that regularly occur in Scandinavia and their sounds, and is expected after the course to recognize the species. You also learn how to handle live birds for capture, ringing and sampling during an intensive week at a field station.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: University studies of a minimum of 60 credits in Biology. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 5/English A from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 9 700 SEK
First payment: 9 700 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Peter Gulz, 031-7862524 eller 031-7862526 education@biology.gu.se


Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences
Box 463
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Medicinaregatan 18

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