The general Master’s programme in Biology gives you an opportunity to design a personal study plan. You choose from around 50 courses at advanced level in biology. We have excellent facilities for laboratory work and conducting field experiments. 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.
Special features of the programme:
• Broad range of courses covering subjects from cell and molecular biology to organismic biology and ecology
• Close connections to research in an international environment
• Extensive experience in offering courses in English and well-developed student exchange programmes
• Integration of theoretical analyses with strong training of laboratory skills and field work
• Freedom to design your own study programme and specialisation
Compulsory courses: Master’s degree project in biology. Advanced level courses in biology (60 credits), see list of courses at https://www.biology.lu.se/education/undergraduate-graduate-studies/masters-programmes/biology/general-masters-programme-in-biology. Please note that some courses have other prerequisites than those of the programme.
The knowledge and skills you will gain on this programme open doors to employment withinmany sectors of academia and society. Employment can be found within agencies concerned with environmental protection issues, education or research funding. The programme also provides a solid grounding that prepares you for further postgraduate studies.
Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/biology
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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Last updated October 4, 2018