MSc in Biology, General

Lund University

Program Description

MSc in Biology, General

Lund University

Programme overview

The general Master´s programme in Biology gives you an opportunity to design a personal study plan. You choose from around 30 advanced courses in biology. We have excellent facilities for laboratory work and conducting field experiments. Field trips and laboratory work are integral parts of the majority of our biology courses at Lund University.

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 a 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

Career prospects

The knowledge and skills you will gain on this programme open doors to employment within many 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.

Nordic Master's Programme in Biodiversity and Systematics

Students at Lund University can apply to a new Nordic Master's Programme in Biodiversity and Systematics (NABIS) This programme is starting up during autumn 2012. Students are expected to undertake their thesis work at the mother university, and they have access to a number of very qualified courses that are organized by a consortium of universities from Sweden, Denmark and Norway. The courses are partially netbased and partially based at research stations all around the Nordic countries. At present, students from Lund should apply to the General Master's Programme in Biology.

Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Ranking 2016/2017, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.

If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

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

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This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 18, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
Sweden Lund
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