At the University of Helsinki (Finland), we offer an ecology-centred biomathematics package for MSc students of mathematics and life science informatics. Building models from an understanding of the underlying processes and developing mathematical skills for model analysis, the students learn how to model real-life phenomena. For research-oriented students, the scope and depth of this package provides a strong foundation for pursuing a PhD.
Our program has seven regular full-semester courses taught by Stefan Geritz and Eva Kisdi,
* Introduction to mathematical biology
* Mathematical modelling
* Evolution and the theory of games
* Adaptive dynamics
* Stochastic population models
* Spatial models in ecology and evolution
* Mathematics of infectious diseases
In addition, our department also offers courses in statistical ecology and statistical genetics. All MSc courses are in English.