Our Master’s program 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

Program structure

The Master’s program 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.

First year

Evolutionary Ecology

Biodiversity: Patterns and Processes

Elective courses

Second year

Optional course(s) and degree project (30 or 45 credits)
Science in Biological Research and Investigation


Degree project 60 credits
Science in Biological Research and Investigation

Career prospects

A Master’s degree 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.

Eligibility requirements

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 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).

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Last updated April 9, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Aug 31, 2020
2 years
280,000 SEK
Total tuition fee: 280, 000 SEK; EU/EEA/Swiss citizens are not required to pay fees
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