MSc in Biology, Plant Science

Lund University

Program Description

MSc in Biology, Plant Science

Lund University

Programme overview

An understanding of the mechanisms that shape and modify plant diversity is of fundamental importance for all biological disciplines. If you are interested in plant ecology, systematics, evolution and biodiversity – this is the programme for you.

You will learn about the mechanisms that are involved in the evolution of new plant species and the factors that control plant diversity and the distribution of plant species. You will come to understand the way in which mating systems and population structure influence gene flow and genetic diversity in plants. You will find out about how plants interact with other organisms and their ability to adapt to environmental change. At the same time, you will gain practical experience of ecological and systematic methodology.

Special features of the programme:

  • Broad range of courses covering ecological and evolutionary topics
    related to plants, fungi and lichens
  • Close connections to research in a international environment
  • Integration of theoretical analyses with field work and strong training of laboratory skills
  • Freedom to create your own study programme and specialisation

Career prospects

The educational programme provides a foundation for continued studies at the doctoral level within the fields of plant biology, evolutionary botany, plant ecology, conservation biology, plant breeding and biotechnology, but also opens doors to employment within the public sector, forestry and agricultural organisations, ecological and conservation consultancy, plant breeding and education

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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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  • English

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