Master of Science in Biology

General

Program Description

Our Master of Science in Biology is a great opportunity to gain a broad education and build a course to develop your own direction. You can freely choose courses in biology covering subjects from a cell and molecular biology to ecology and behavior. There is even the possibility to develop a multidisciplinary education by combining biology with studies in other subjects, including the humanities and social sciences.

Reasons to choose

  • The possibility to create your own unique program
  • A broad education adaptable to many career paths
  • Highly interactive international research and learning environment

Program structure

The Master of Science in Biology gives you the possibility to choose between more than 20 different biology courses covering the entire range of biology subjects offered. For specific courses, you will need to check that you satisfy the eligibility requirements for the course. The flexible nature of the program allows up to 60 credits of optional courses, which can be courses in other subject areas such as law or economics.

First year

Elective and optional courses

Second year

Optional course(s) and degree project (30 or 45 credits)

or

Degree project 60 credits

Career prospects

A Master of Science in Biology gives you a broad education adaptable to many different career paths. More than 70% of graduates in biology find employment upon graduation. Biologists are needed in numerous sectors of society, for example in research at universities, research, and development in the pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology companies, at government agencies and in education.

Why Stockholm University?

Studying at Stockholm University makes a difference

Stockholm University is one of the 100 highest-ranked universities in the world and Sweden’s largest institution of higher education with top-quality education and outstanding research in a wide variety of fields.

Our campus is situated in the Royal National City Park, just minutes away from the center of Stockholm city. Stockholm has recently been rated the safest capital in Europe and is famous for its many green and clean areas. Stockholm is leading in areas such as social welfare, equality, IT, sustainability and innovation. Known for being an open society, Sweden is also ranked second in the world in the Social Progress Index.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the program we require the equivalent to Bachelor's degree with a major in biology, including molecular and cell biology, botany, zoology, physiology, and ecology. In addition, you are required to show English proficiency equivalent to the Swedish high school level.

Application and tuition fees are required unless you are EU/EEA citizen or have long-term/permanent residency status in Sweden (or temporary residency for reasons other than studies).

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

The Faculty of Science at Stockholm University is the largest science faculty in Sweden and is among the top hundred science faculties in the world on the Shanghai ranking. The Faculty offers top-clas ... Read More

The Faculty of Science at Stockholm University is the largest science faculty in Sweden and is among the top hundred science faculties in the world on the Shanghai ranking. The Faculty offers top-class education in a number of programs and courses, at the Master's level more than 30 study programs are given in English. Read less