Our Master of Science in Ecology and Biodiversity will give you essential knowledge to understand nature’s complex connections and the relationships between species, their environment, and climate. Evolutionary ecology and experimental design are important aspects of a program where you will have opportunities to study empirical ecology in both the field and laboratory.
Reasons to choose
Increasingly seminar-based teaching provides many opportunities for interaction and discussions
Broad training integrating evolutionary theory with experimental and analytical skills
Flexibility to shape your studies to your own interests and career aspirations
The Master of Science in Ecology and Biodiversity includes courses covering Evolutionary Ecology, Biodiversity, Experimental Design, and Science in Biological Research and Investigation. There is plenty of space within the program to allow you to choose from a selection of additional elective and optional courses so you can pursue a program adapted to your chosen interests and career aims.
Biodiversity: Patterns and Processes
Optional course(s) and degree project (30 or 45 credits)Science in Biological Research and Investigation
Degree project 60 creditsScience in Biological Research and Investigation
A Master of Science in Ecology and Biodiversity opens up many career possibilities within academia or the public sector. On completion of this program, you will be eligible to apply for Ph.D. studies. The program gives a sound background for work concerning conservation and ecology, in, for example, forestry and agriculture, fishing and hunting or within administrative authorities working with nature conservation issues.
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.
To be eligible for the program we require the equivalent to Bachelor's degree with a major in biology, including ecology or evolution. 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).