On the Master’s programme in Conservation Biology, you will learn how to use modern ecology and genetics within management and restoration, as well as in the study of the loss of biological diversity.

Special features of the programme

  • Global and regional aspects of biodiversity and restoration ecology.
  • Population ecology as a tool in practical conservation biology.
  • Analytical methods in conservation biology.
  • Close connections to research in an international environment.

Programme modules/courses

Compulsory courses: Population and Community Ecology, Conservation Biology, Biological Monitoring/Water Management and a Master’s degree project in Conservation Biology.

Electives: Evolutionary Animal Ecology, Modelling Biological Systems, Processing and Analysis of Biological Data and Plant Evolution and Adaptation.

Most courses are full-time studies, and you usually take only one course at a time. The courses are typically teaching-intensive, with lectures, seminars, excursions as well as theoretical and practical exercises. You are expected to spend about 40 hours per week on studies, self-studies included. Normally you take two courses of 15 credits per semester, i.e. a total of 60 credits per year. Please note that some courses have other prerequisites than those of the programme.

Career prospects

Conservation biology professionals are needed and employed by a diverse range of governmental and non-governmental organisations in addition to private consultancies and research agencies. The Master’s programme also provides a foundation for continued studies at the doctoral level.

Read more about this programme at www.lunduniversity.lu.se/biology-conservation-ecology

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 2019 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

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