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 2019

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Master in Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanography and Climate

Stockholm University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Östermalm

Thinking about studies and a career in climate change, weather predictions or environmental challenges? Our MSc program lets you customize your studies and apply your knowledge in mathematics, physics and chemistry to understand the atmosphere and the oceans. Through this interdisciplinary program, you will get a broad comprehension of how physical and chemical processes influence the Earth's climate and how we can explain the relationship between human activity and climate change. [+]

Thinking about studies and a career in climate change, weather predictions or environmental challenges? Our MSc program lets you customize your studies and apply your knowledge in mathematics, physics and chemistry to understand the atmosphere and the oceans.

Through this interdisciplinary program, you will get a broad comprehension of how physical and chemical processes influence the Earth's climate and how we can explain the relationship between human activity and climate change.

First class education and close connection to frontline research: Building on the broad scientific expertise at the Department of Meteorology, these two years of full-time studies (120 credits*) offer you an opportunity to specialise in disciplines like classical dynamical meteorology, atmospheric physics, atmospheric chemistry, environmental research and oceanography.... [-]


MSc in Chemistry

Linköping University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Linköping

The complexity of issues as diverse as climate change, energy storage, a cure for cancer, and antibiotic resistance requires a broad chemical knowledge. This programme has a strong experimental focus and prepares you for a career working with anything from materials to pharmaceuticals. [+]

The complexity of issues as diverse as climate change, energy storage, a cure for cancer, and antibiotic resistance requires a broad chemical knowledge. This programme has a strong experimental focus and prepares you for a career working with anything from materials to pharmaceuticals.

Entry requirements Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of chemistry or chemical biology. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university. English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test.

Selection for the January application round is based on merit rating (grade tariff) at three levels. If necessary, applicants within the same merit group will be selected by lot.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master of Science in Physics

Linnaeus University
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years September 2019 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 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.... [-]


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 Chemistry

Linnaeus University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 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.... [-]


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.... [-]


MSc in Chemistry, Biochemistry

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

This programme explores the molecular structures and functional mechanisms of a large number of proteins. Understanding proteins is central to understanding and solving both medical and biochemistry related problems on the molecular level. [+]

Programme overview

Understanding proteins is central to understanding and solving both medical and biochemistry related problems on the molecular level. This programme explores the molecular structures and functional mechanisms of a large number of proteins. Graduates from the programme will master methods of cloning, expression and purification of proteins, and a number of specialised techniques for analysing proteins. They will also be able to use and understand primary scientific publications, and have the ability to independently plan, carry out and critically evaluate experiments.

In the first year, students follow advanced courses in biochemistry, protein chemistry andmolecular biophysics. In the second year, they choose Master’s degree project or projects in the fieldsmentioned above, which can be carried out at the University or in a company with a relevant research profile.... [-]


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

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

Geo-information science and earth observation for environmental modelling and management is essential for development issues all round 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 is essential for development issues all round 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 Physics, Theoretical Physics

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 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 abroad 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 Physics, Photonics

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

The Master's programme in Photonics offers education in the main areas of photonics: engineering, communication, diagnostics and component technology. You gain in-depth knowledge and experience of some of the main photonics applications. [+]

Programme overview

Photonics is the science and technology of generating, controlling and detecting light. Photonics is of increasing importance to our society, as illustrated by the 2009 and 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics. Optical fibre communication, which relies on optical fibres combined with several other photonics devices, forms the backbone of today’s information technology. Light-emitting diodes provide bright and energy-efficient white lamps for tomorrow’s lighting. Our programme offers education in the main areas of photonics: engineering (generation and manipulation of light), communication (transport of information by optical and microwave techniques), diagnostics (utilisation of light in industry, health care, etc.) and component technology (nanophotonics, optoelectronics, solar cells, etc). Our programme provides in-depth understanding of optics and laser technology, practical experience of optical design, practical experience inan optics and laser laboratoryand in-depth know-ledge of some of the main photonics applications (e.g. communication or biophotonics).... [-]


MSc in Physics, Particle Physics

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

The Particle Physics Division at Lund University is involved in two major experiments at the LHC: A.T.L.A.S. and A.L.I.C.E. You will be given the opportunity to follow the progress of those two experiments and to take an active part in the data analyses. [+]

Programme overview

What are the fundamental constituents of matter and what forces act upon them? Particle physics is the subject that addresses the fundamental principles governing our world: forces and constituents. This understanding is formulated mathematically as theories (previously called laws of nature). The subject matterevolves through experimental explorations and development of theories and models. Today,our understanding is described by the Standard Model theory, which has an exceptional predictive power, but is incomplete. We explore the predictions of the Standard Model and seek a more complete understanding, i.e. beyond the Standard Model. In practice, we conduct the research in global experimental collaborations. Today, these experiments are mainly done at the LHC collider at CERN.... [-]


MSc in Physics, Nanoscience

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

The interdisciplinary Master's programme in Nanoscience is part of NanoLund, one of the world’s leading nanoscience research centres. You will interact with cutting-edge research throughout the programme. [+]

Programme overview

On the nanometre scale, the distinction between disciplines such as physics, chemistry and biology becomes less clear. A high degree of interdisciplinarity is therefore characteristic for nanotechnology. The Nanoscience programme at Lund University has its scientific base in a physics description of nanoscale phenomena, but in addition to nanophysics you can, depending on your background and interests, choose to specialise in fields such as nanoelectronics, materials science or biophysics.

The programme is part of NanoLund, one of the world’s leading nanoscience research centres. You will interact with cutting-edge research throughout the programme, starting in the first semester and building up to the Master’s project. Moreover, by taking advantage of the wealth of courses offered by Lund University, you will be able to explore the cross-disciplinary nature of nanoscience.... [-]


MSc in Physics, Materials Science

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

The goal of this Master’s programme is that you become a well-rounded materials scientist who is able to apply the principles of materials science for carrying out engineering and/or research projects. The programme emphasises application of advanced technologies. [+]

Programme overview

Materials make up everything around us and their properties are critical to the performance of any system or device where they are used. Almost every aspect of modern society is touched by a technology made possible by advances in materials. Mobile phones, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), solar cells, catalytic converters, optical fibres and smart window materials are all examples of modern technology based upon tailored materials. Since the properties of a material (which determine its function) are determined both by its structure, constituents and the way that the material is assembled, the study of materials involves many different approaches. Materials science is inherently multidisciplinary and often relies on both theoretical modelling and experimental characterisation.... [-]