Master of Science Degree in Natural Sciences in Sweden

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Natural Sciences

The MSc, or Master of Science, is a popular Master’s degree designation. Internationally recognized, the MSc is typically awarded after about five to six years of rigorous study in what is usually a science-based field.

The natural sciences deal with the understanding of natural phenomena through observations and predictions. The scientific method and the laws of nature may be covered. Natural science branches include areas such as physics and biology, and there are many more.

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.

Top Master of Science Degrees in Natural Sciences in Sweden 2018

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Master of Science in Physics

Linnaeus University
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Kalmar + 1 more

The Master's programme in physics is focused on modern physics and opens up the possibility for analytical work in the industry as well as postgraduate studies. [+]

The Master's programme in physics is focused on modern physics and opens up the possibility for analytical work in the industry as well as postgraduate studies.

The goal of physics as a science is to uncover as far as possible the very essence of nature. Research in physics has resulted in a number of fundamental laws and relationships that can be applied to many areas of science and technology.

During your studies, you will work closely with teachers and scientists involved in research projects. You will get a deeper knowledge and understanding of concepts and models in physics and will be able to initiate and conduct research independently. The programme is offered in English and is aimed at students from around the world. Since some of the courses are distance courses, you may study parts of the programme online.... [-]


Master of Science in Aquatic Ecology

Linnaeus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Disease Ecology

Linnaeus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 Chemistry

Linnaeus University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Sweden Kalmar

A Master's Degree in Chemistry paves the way for a career in research or industry. We provide individually tailored degree programmes that include extensive experience working in research laboratories and with state-of-the-art equipment. Many previous graduates have been successful in competing for Ph.D. studentships at universities around the globe, and others have entered into successful careers in industry. [+]

This degree provides an excellent basis for those wishing to pursue Ph.D. studies, or for those aiming for work in the biotechnology, chemical, food or pharmaceutical industries. The degree program commences with a 10-week introductory course on research methodology, which is followed by four or five ten week blocks where you have the choice of studying subjects such as bioanalytical chemistry and food analysis, biophysical chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, biotechnology, environmental chemistry, and nanoscience. The degree program is completed with either a 30 or 20-week research project run within one of the research groups in Kalmar.

A Master's Degree in Chemistry paves the way for a career in research or industry. We provide individually tailored degree programmes that include extensive experience working in research laboratories and with state-of-the-art equipment. Many previous graduates have been successful in competing for Ph.D. studentships at universities around the globe, and others have entered into successful careers in industry.... [-]


MSc in Applied Ethology and Animal Biology

Linköping University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Physics

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 2 more

The Master's Program in Physics is a two-year study program offered in English by the Department of Physics at Umeå University. The program, which gives the student the possibility to acquire wider and deeper knowledge and abilities within one or several sub-areas of physics, is fully adapted to the Bologna structure of higher education in Europe. [+]

Master's Program in Physics

The Master's Program in Physics is a two-year study program offered in English by the Department of Physics at Umeå University. The program, which gives the student the possibility to acquire wider and deeper knowledge and abilities within one or several sub-areas of physics, is fully adapted to the Bologna structure of higher education in Europe.The students have great freedom to choose courses according to their own interests and ambitions. For courses offered in English, see the link Courses in the Program Menu to the right. Some recommended specializations within the program are:

Computational Physics Condensed Matter Physics/Nanotechnology Theoretical Physics Optical Physics/Measurement Physics Quantum Mechanics/Quantum Technique Space Physics ... [-]

MSc in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

Geo-information science and earth observation for environmental modelling and management are essential for development issues all around the world. Knowledge and skills in this field are crucial for industry, government and NGOs. [+]

Programme overview

*Note that this is a European Joint Master's Programme

Geo-information science and earth observation for environmental modelling and management are essential for development issues all around the world. Spatial data, such as maps and global databases, as well as satellite imagery, play a central role in the search for reliable environmental information for scenario studies and viable policies. Knowledge and skills in this field will, therefore, continue to be crucial for industry, government and NGOs. The programme runs for 22 months and is taught by world-class faculties in five countries: Iceland, the UK, Sweden, Poland and the Netherlands. While spending time in at least two of the five countries and studying in a multicultural environment, you will gain valuable insights into the academic, social and cultural diversity of Northern and Central Europe. On graduation, you will receive a multiple MSc degree from the consortium universities. There is a great demand for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM) graduates in the international arena. A large number of the GEM graduates are accepted in PhD degree programmes. The programme has been running for 10 years and more than 120 students have graduated.... [-]


MSc in Human Geography – Urban, Economy, Ecology and Landscape

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

The main areas of study included in this Master's programme in Human Geography are urban, social and landscape geography, economic geography and political ecology. The wide scope of the subject will give you an excellent scientific base. [+]

Programme overview

Human Geography covers a wide range of topics – from environmental and landscape changes to planetary urbanisation and economic crises. The scope of the subject is such that it will give you an excellent scientific base that can easily be combined with other academic subjects.

The Master’s programme in Human Geography aims to provide students with:

• knowledge of the development of theories in human geography and their relations to theories in other social and environmental sciences

• understanding of the spatial dimensions of social, economic, cultural and environmental processes and their importance for welfare and living conditions in various geographical contexts... [-]


MSc in Mathematics

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

A highly flexible structure that allows for individual adaptation, a diversified curriculum, a high theoretical level and an active research-oriented environment are some of the strongest features of the Master's programme in Mathematics. [+]

Programme overview

The purpose of the Master’s programme in Mathematics is to give students advanced theoretical knowledge of mathematics together with practical skills to apply this knowledge both to mathematical problems and in applications of mathematics. A highly flexible structure that allows for individual adaptation, a diversified curriculum, a high theoretical level, and an active research-oriented environment are some of the strongest features of the programme.

The Master’s Programme in Mathematics has two specialisations –Mathematics and Numerical Analysis. A separate Master’s Programme in Mathematical Statistics is available at the Centre of Mathematical Sciences. A vast variety of courses in all mathematical disciplines – pure and applied mathematics, numerical analysis and mathematical statistics – are available within the programme.... [-]


MSc in Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

This Master's program is multidisciplinary and versatile. It will provide you with an in-depth understanding of general atmospheric science, biogeochemical cycles, and processes in land-ecosystem-atmosphere interactions. [+]

Program overview

The program is multidisciplinary and offers a versatile education in atmospheric sciences, taught by leading scientists within the field. It will provide you with in-depth understanding of general atmospheric science, biogeochemical cycles, and processes in land-ecosystem-atmosphere interactions. You will gain knowledge of a broad range of topics within fields such as environmental physics, atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, physical geography and ecology. You will also learn how to use advanced computational and laboratory-based methods and gain experience in field measurements and operations.

There are 14 partner universities from different Nordic countries in the consortium responsible for the program and the intention is that you select courses from several of them to tailor your profile in the program. Students have the opportunity to apply for a dedicated scholarship to cover travel and living costs when attending courses at partner universities in other Nordic countries.... [-]


MSc in Molecular Biology, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

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

Program overview

This program 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 on genetic mechanisms underlying disease, genetic mapping, molecular genetic techniques and diagnostic methods.

Special features of the program:

• Courses in genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology and medical genetics.

• Courses contain practical training in molecular biology techniques.... [-]


MSc in Physics, Biological Physics and Computational Biology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

This Master's program in Biological Physics and Computational Biology combines a solid base of courses in theoretical and mathematical physics with courses in other subjects given at the relevant departments, such as physics, chemistry and biology. [+]

program overview

Why should a physicist study biology? As a matter of fact, they already have for quite some time. Many famous physicists, such as Richard Feynman, Wolfgang Pauli, Niels Bohr, Max Delbrück and Erwin Schrödinger to name a few, had profound interests in biological problems and some made substantial progress to specific fields such as molecular biology.

Biology is increasingly becoming a quantitative science and has a range of fundamentally unresolved problems at hand, e.g., how biomolecules adopt their specific shape, how they interact with cells and how cells divide and communicate. The methods of theoretical physics, among others statistical methods, modeling and simulation, can provide a powerful toolbox for approaching many of these problems.... [-]


MSc in Physics, Theoretical Physics

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

In this Master's programme, you can choose from studying the smallest constituents of matter and their interactions within theoretical high energy physics, as well as nuclear and solid state physics within mathematical physics. [+]

Programme overview

Do you want to understand the inner workings of nature from a theoretical viewpoint? At the Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics, together with the Department of Physics in Lund, we offer a broad programme covering a wide range of topics in theoretical and mathematical physics. You can choose from studying the smallest constituents of matter and their interactions within theoretical high energy physics, as well as nuclear and solid state physics within mathematical physics. In all cases, you will get a solid basis of theoretical knowledge needed to develop new models and to better understand how nature works.

As a Master’s student, you will become part of a vibrant research community engaged in cutting-edge theoretical studies. You begin your studies by taking a number of courses, some of them general, some more specialised and you have a lot of freedom to tailor your own studies. The programme concludes with a Master’s project within one of the research groups.... [-]


MSc in Molecular Biology, Microbiology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

The Master's program in Microbiology offers a highly competitive education in modern microbiology and provides you with the tools and knowledge required for a successful career in this exciting area. [+]

Program overview

This program offers a highly competitive education in modern microbiology. Molecular biology and genomics have transformed this topic and underlined the fundamental importance of microorganisms in most aspects of biology, from ecology to medicine. The program spans from the use of microbial model organisms to understand function and evolution of cellular processes to the enormous importance of microbes in biotechnology, the food and pharmaceutical industries, hygiene, environmental biotechnology, etc. Much of this potential is still unexplored and the program provides tools and knowledge for a career in this exciting area.

Special features of the program:

Integration of experimental and applied microbiology. Learning in an international and research-intensive environment. Inquiry-based and research-based laboratory exercises. Mentorship and extracurricular activities. Program modules/courses ... [-]