MSc Program in Biology in Sweden

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An MSc, or Master of Science, is an academic distinction bestowed upon those who effectively complete a predetermined set of coursework in what is often a science-based discipline. The MSc often enhances career opportunities as well as earning potential.

Biology examines the activity of organisms in the areas of function, growth, and evolution, as well as how these factors affect where the organism lives. It can further study how individual organisms interact within their environment.

Sweden (Sverige) is the largest of the Nordic countries, with a population of about 9.5 million. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark via the bridge of Öresund (Öresundsbron). Sweden has a strong tradition of being an open, yet discreet country.

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Master of Science in Disease Ecology

Linnaeus University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Kalmar

The Master of Science in Disease ecology builds on the student's knowledge of ecology, evolution and molecular biology in order to explore and appreciate the role diseases play in wildlife, domestic animals, and humans. During the first year, students are introduced to multidisciplinary aspects of disease ecology, ranging from veterinary and human medicine to molecular biology and ecology, including current research topics in the subject field. Students are also introduced to how individuals, populations, and species are influenced by and cope with diseases in a temporally and spatially influenced environment, including how climate change and human activities drive the distribution and emergence of disease. [+]

Diseases play a fundamental role in the lives of all organisms, from the individual level up to the ecosystem level. Understanding the drivers of disease dynamics and the intricate interactions between hosts and parasites rely on a multidisciplinary approach combining molecular biology, ecology, and medicine.

The Master of Science in Disease ecology builds on the student's knowledge of ecology, evolution and molecular biology in order to explore and appreciate the role diseases play in wildlife, domestic animals, and humans. During the first year, students are introduced to multidisciplinary aspects of disease ecology, ranging from veterinary and human medicine to molecular biology and ecology, including current research topics in the subject field. Students are also introduced to how individuals, populations, and species are influenced by and cope with diseases in a temporally and spatially influenced environment, including how climate change and human activities drive the distribution and emergence of disease.... [-]


Master of Science in Aquatic Ecology

Linnaeus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Kalmar

The Master of Science in aquatic ecology is a programme at the advanced level, equivalent to 120 higher education credits. The programme is international, multidisciplinary and oriented towards current topics in aquatic microbiology, marine ecology, and environmental policies. [+]

Both the ocean and freshwater bodies cover more than 70% of the planet and over 40% of the human population lives in coastal areas. One of the challenges for future researchers and decision makers is to understand the functioning of the aquatic systems for a better management of water resources.

The Master of Science in aquatic ecology is a programme at the advanced level, equivalent to 120 higher education credits. The programme is international, multidisciplinary and oriented towards current topics in aquatic microbiology, marine ecology, and environmental policies

During the first year, students are introduced to the latest research in the field of aquatic ecology/marine ecology and will deepen their knowledge of marine microbiology, advanced systematics, and resources and ecology of marine waters. The function and evolution of different aquatic systems ranging from polar to tropical and from coastal to deep ecosystems are discussed in the light of the newest molecular advances in the field. Students are also introduced to simulation modeling and ecological applications that can offer solutions to complex management problems of water resources, including freshwater resources.... [-]


Master of Science in Evolutionary Ecology of Fishes

Linnaeus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Kalmar

The Master of Science in the Evolutionary ecology of fishes is multidisciplinary and builds on the student's knowledge of ecology, evolution, and organism biology to explore and appreciate biological diversity among fishes. During the first year, students are introduced to traditional aspects of the biology of fishes such as systematics, taxonomy, and distribution, and to current research topics in fish ecology including life-history strategies, behavior, and evolutionary adaptations. Students are also introduced to how individuals, populations, and species are influenced by and cope with spatial and temporal changes in the environment, including climate change and human activities such as habitat modification and fishing. [+]

Fish exhibit greater species diversity than any other vertebrate group, can be found in nearly all aquatic environments, play important roles as food and predators in marine and freshwater ecosystems, and they are an important resource for humans worldwide.

The Master of Science in the Evolutionary ecology of fishes is multidisciplinary and builds on the student's knowledge of ecology, evolution and organism biology in order to explore and appreciate biological diversity among fishes. During the first year, students are introduced to traditional aspects of the biology of fishes such as systematics, taxonomy, and distribution, and to current research topics in fish ecology including life-history strategies, behavior, and evolutionary adaptations. Students are also introduced to how individuals, populations, and species are influenced by and cope with spatial and temporal changes in the environment, including climate change and human activities such as habitat modification and fishing.... [-]


MSc in Applied Ethology and Animal Biology

Linköping University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Linköping

This programme deals with animal behaviour and biology from an applied perspective, including problems associated with keeping animals in captivity. The aim is to provide students with a solid understanding of theory and methods of applied ethology. [+]

This programme deals with animal behaviour and biology from an applied perspective, including problems associated with keeping animals in captivity. The aim is to provide students with a solid understanding of theory and methods of applied ethology.

Students gain a good working knowledge of the programme’s central issues, such as the biology of stress and its role in animal welfare, the effects of domestication on animal behaviour, the physiology of behaviour, and conservation biology. The programme is taught in collaboration with Kolmården Wildlife Park, one of the largest and most highly renowned zoos in Sweden. Several teaching sessions are held at the zoo where students acquire first-hand knowledge from experienced zoologists.... [-]


MSc in Molecular Biology, Microbiology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

This programme offers a highly competitive education in modern microbiology. It gives a broad foundation of knowledge and generally important skills in microbiology and molecular biology. [+]

Programme overview

The programme offers a highly competitive education in modern microbiology. It gives a broad foundation of knowledge and generally important skills in microbiology and molecular biology. Within the programme, you can specialise further according to your own preferences, towards for example medical microbiology, biotechnology, or cellular or molecular microbiology. Knowledge about microbes and their diversity, physiology and genetics, as well as modern tools to study themare important and highly relevant for work or research in molecular biology, infectious diseases, and ecology, as well as for the exploration of microbes,for example to produce bulk and fine products, food and pharmaceuticals, and for use inenvironmental biotechnology.... [-]


MSc in Biology, Aquatic Ecology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

This Master’s programme specialises on the ecology of aquatic ecosystems, including both freshwater and marine systems, i.e. in the fields of Limnology and Marine Ecology. Practical training in laboratoryand field methodology are also emphasised. [+]

Programme overview

This Master’s programme specialises on the ecology of aquatic ecosystems, including both freshwater and marine systems, i.e. in the fields of Limnology and Marine Ecology, respectively. It provides understanding of state-of-the-art theories and models of the structure and function of aquatic ecosystems and, further, their relation to watershed, effects of anthropogenic disturbances, management strategies and restoration techniques. Practical training in laboratory and field methodology is also emphasised.

Special features of the programme:

• Close collaboration with research groups on the most recent scientific approaches to current issues in both basic and applied science• Guidelines for sustainable fisheries management • Hands-on laboratory training and risk assessment in ecotoxicological issues in aquatic environments • Designing restoration projects on a watershed scale... [-]


MSc in Biology, Conservation Biology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

In 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. [+]

Programme overview

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 atool 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.... [-]


MSc in Biology, Animal Ecology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

In the Master’s programme in Animal Ecology, you will learn how to analyse and understand evolutionary processes at the level of genes, individuals and populations. We offer an excellent research environment. [+]

Programme overview

On the Master’s programme in Animal Ecology, you will learn how to analyse and understand evolutionary processes at the level of genes, individuals and populations. You will achieveskills in analysing and understanding how evolutionary and ecological processes form appearance, physiology and behaviour in animals. You will also learn how to analyse costs and benefits of different traits and how these are optimised to form reproductive and survival strategies. We offer an excellent research environment, particularly in topics such as animal migration, molecular ecology, life history trade-offs, disease resistance in natural populations and host-parasite interactions. You will use modern field and laboratory methods in studies of ecological and evolutionary issues applied on animals in basic research, as well as applied conservation-related research. Special emphasis is on birds as model systems.... [-]


MSc in Biology, Plant Science

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

If you are interested in plant biology, evolution and biodiversity, this is the Master's programme for you. You will gain knowledge and understanding of how plants function at different levels of organisation, from the molecular to the eco-physiological level. [+]

Programme overview

Plants use intricate systems for growth, development, transport and metabolism to cope with adverse environmental conditions, but also have considerable capacity to adapt genetically to both biotic and abiotic factors. An understanding of the mechanisms that underlie these features is of fundamental importance for all biological disciplines. This is the subject for you if you are interested in plant biology, evolution and biodiversity.

You will gain knowledge and understanding of how plants function at different levels of organisation, from the molecular to the eco-physiological level. You will gain knowledge of the methodology used in plant biological work and in research into physiological, molecular and cell biological issues. 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 study how plants interact with other organisms and their ability to adapt to environmental change. You will be given a scientifically-based perspective to the conservation biology of plants and gain practical experience of ecological methodology. Field trips and laboratory work are integrated parts of many courses in this study programme.... [-]


MSc in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

This Master's programme connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology and bioinformatics. [+]

Programme overview

This programme connects fundamental research with its applications and integrates genetics, gene technology, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology and bioinformatics. All these disciplines have a common basis in molecular genetics, which is the discipline that explains how the information in the genes is expressed and how it can give rise to various traits of an organism. Emphasis is also put ongenetic mechanisms underlying disease, genetic mapping, molecular genetic techniques and diagnostic methods.

Special features of the programme:

• Courses in genetics, molecular biology,molecularbiotechnology and medical genetics• Courses contain practical training in molecular biology techniques• Includes training in the innovation process, entrepreneurshipand the commercialisation of molecular biotechnology... [-]


MSc in Molecular Biology, Medical Biology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

This programme aims to give students of molecular biology a solid foundation for a career in medically related areas. These areas have played, and will continue to play, a central role in pharmaceutical and biotechnological development. [+]

Programme overview

This programme aims to give students of molecular biology a solid foundation for a career in medically related areas. These areas have played, and will continue to play, a central role in pharmaceutical and biotechnological development. The programme also deals with subjects related to commercial applications, such as the development of diagnostic tools and quality control.

Special features of the programme:

• Broad range of courses related to medical biology, including pharmacology, immunology, toxicology and neurobiology• Integration of theory and laboratory skills training• Insight into the drug development process, from research to clinical use• Extensive training in oral and written communication provides a solid basis for the use of relevant terms and expressions within medical biology and related areas•Extracurricular activities, such as seminars and study visits, are offered... [-]


MSc in Biology, General

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

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. [+]

Programme overview

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:... [-]