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The Leipzig School of Human Origins

c/o Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
04103 Leipzig

phone: ++49 (0) 341 3550 122
fax: ++49 (0) 341 3550 119
e-mail: leipzig-school@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de


Academic requirements:

We invite applications from all countries. The entry level for PhD students is a Master degree or an equivalent degree. This could be a German Diploma, MSc/MA or other degrees that include four or more years of academic training including an extensive original research project and a written thesis in anthropology, biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, computational biology, evolutionary genetics, primatology, psychology, statistics, zoology or related fields. It is not necessary to hold the degree at the point of application. However, you must have been awarded your degree prior to the start of the program in September.

Applicants with a BSc/BA degree are not eligible to apply even if their undergraduate program comprises four years of academic training and a written thesis.

Language requirements:

Applicants need to be fluent in written and spoken English. German language skills are not required but international students will be offered opportunities to take German language courses.

Other requirements:

It is of advantage if applicants to the Discipline: Comparative and Molecular Primatology have already collected fieldwork or laboratory experience. Applicants to the Discipline: Functional Genomics and Paleogenomics should ideally have acquired laboratory experience or some knowledge of genomics, bioinformatics and molecular biology. Some previous knowledge in statistics is of advantage to all applicants to the IMPRS LSHO.