MSc in Biology, Aquatic Ecology

General

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Program Description

This Master's programme has two specialisations; Limnology and Marine Ecology. It provides knowledge on current theories and models of aquatic ecosystems, the relation between watershed, atmosphere, lakes and streams, interactions between humankind and aquatic ecosystems, and water management.

Practical training in laboratory and field methodology is also emphasised. Some of the courses contain week-long excursions where practical field studies are made; from hypotheses and preparations, via sampling, analyzing samples and data, and finally writing a report and perform an oral presentation.

Special features of the programme:

  • Close collaboration with research groups on state-of-the-art scientific approaches to current environmental issues within aquatic ecology, including climate change
  • Derivation of guidelines for sustainable fisheries management
  • Hands-on laboratory training and risk assessment in ecotoxicological issues in aquatic environments
  • Designing restoration projects in aquatic watersheds.

Career prospects

After graduation many students of marine ecology/limnology find employment within the water management sector, e.g. as ecologists in municipal or county councils or in consulting agencies. In these positions your assignments could include environmental monitoring, consulting on matters concerning water and assessment of measures that may affect the water environment. The programme also provides a solid grounding that prepares you for post graduate studies.

More information can be found at https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lubas/i-uoh-lu-NABIO-EKLI

Why Lund University?

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2020 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.

If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.

The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

Lund is Sweden’s most attractive study destination. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. A ... Read More

Lund is Sweden’s most attractive study destination. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. A degree from Lund University is a hallmark of quality both in Sweden and abroad. Read less
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