Master in Marine Biology

Stockholm University

Program Description

Master in Marine Biology

Stockholm University

On our Master’s programme in Marine Biology, you will learn about the rich marine ecosystems in the Baltic sea and oceans beyond. The programme aims to provide an in-depth theoretical background in marine ecology along with applied practical training, to give you a range of skills and a competitive edge.

Reasons to choose

  • Teaching by internationally renowned researchers
  • Field stations Askö and Tjärnö provide excellent research facilities for practical courses and degree projects
  • Freedom to create your own programme from the broad range of available courses

Programme structure

The Master’s programme in Marine Biology has three alternative approaches: Marine ecology, ecotoxicology and tropical marine environments. Broad training within a range of subjects including ecosystem dynamics and marine conservation ecology, spanning systems from the Baltic to the tropics. There is space within the programme for you to choose from a selection of additional elective or optional courses so you can create a programme adapted to your chosen career path.

First year

Elective courses

Second year

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


Degree project 60 credits

Career prospects

The Master’s degree in Marine Biology opens career possibilities both in academic research or a future career working with aquatic environmental questions within, for example, an environmental agency, county administrative and local district administrative authorities or consulting firms.

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 centre 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 programme we require the equivalent to Bachelor's degree with a major in biology, including ecology and species identification. 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).

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Swedish

Last updated January 27, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
2 years
Full time
140,000 SEK
per academic year
Sweden - Stockholm, Stockholm County
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