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Contact

The Leipzig School of Human Origins

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

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

Curriculum

Overview

The interdisciplinary nature of the field of human origins requires PhD students to be educated and trained in a very broad range of topics. The goal of the IMPRS LSHO is, thus, to provide PhD students with an extensive and comprehensive training while at the same time giving PhD students sufficient time for doing research and pursuing their thesis projects.

The core curriculum consists of a set of three core seminar weeks ("Perspectives on Human Origins") which are spread over the academic year and are mandatory for all IMPRS LSHO PhD students:

  • Core Seminar Week "Comparative and Molecular Primatology"
  • Core Seminar Week "Functional Genomics and Paleogenomics"
  • Core Seminar Week "Paleoanthropology"

PhD students are expected to attend the seminar weeks during their first, or in exceptional cases (e.g. field work, illness), during their second year, and to pass a written examination that takes place after each core seminar week.

Furthermore, PhD students take part and give presentations in group seminars and journal clubs regularly throughout their entire PhD time. They typically present a poster or give a presentation at one or several international conferences.

In addition, the IMPRS LSHO offers a selection of supplementary seminars on statistics, programming and transferable skills, e.g. scientific writing and presenting, as well as German courses for PhD students from abroad.

Timeline

YEAR 1YEAR 2YEAR 3
Core Seminar Weeks 1-3
Group seminars
Journal clubs
Supplementary seminars
Group seminars
Journal clubs
Supplementary seminars
Group seminars
Journal clubs
Supplementary seminars