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The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Study in biology can lead to careers in health care, teaching, environmental conservation, and biotechnology. It can also form the base from which to pursue doctoral study in the areas of clinical or research work.

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 Programs in Biology in Sweden 2017

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MSc in Synchrotron Radiation Based Science

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

This MSc programme gives you ample opportunities to interact with users of synchrotron radiation. These users come from various disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology [+]

Programme overview – MSc in Synchrotron Radiation Based Science

This programme gives you ample opportunities to interact with users of synchrotron radiation. These users come from various disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, medicine and geology. The Master’s programme will give you hands-on experience from an accelerator laboratory. The programme includes specialised courses in accelerator physics and synchrotron radiation-based science. The Master´s degree project is undertaken at MAX-lab, the national electron accelerator laboratory, where you will work closely with a research group. The remaining courses may be chosen from within the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Engineering. This means that you are partly able to design your Master´s degree.... [-]


MSc in Molecular Biology, Medical Biology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

This programme aims to give students of molecular biology a solid foundation for a career in medically related areas. [+]

Programme overview

This programme aims to give students of molecular biology a solid foundation for a career in medically related areas. These areas have played, and will continue to play, a central role in pharmaceutical and biotechnological development. The programme also deals with subjects related to obvious commercial applications such as the development of diagnostic tools, quality control, and functional foods.

Special features of the programme:

    Broad range of courses related to medical biology, including pharmacology, immunology, nutrition physiology, toxicology, and neurobiology     Integration of theory with training of laboratory skills     Insights into the drug development process, from research to clinical use     Extensive training in oral and written communication provides a solid basis for the use of relevant terms and expressions within medical biology and related areas     Extracurricular activities such as seminars and site visits are offered ... [-]

MSc in Biology, Plant Science

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

If you are interested in plant ecology, systematics, evolution and biodiversity – this is the programme for you. [+]

Programme overview

An understanding of the mechanisms that shape and modify plant diversity is of fundamental importance for all biological disciplines. If you are interested in plant ecology, systematics, evolution and biodiversity – this is the programme for you.

You will learn about the mechanisms that are involved in the evolution of new plant species and the factors that control plant diversity and the distribution of plant species. You will come to understand the way in which mating systems and population structure influence gene flow and genetic diversity in plants. You will find out about how plants interact with other organisms and their ability to adapt to environmental change. At the same time, you will gain practical experience of ecological and systematic methodology.... [-]


MSc in Biology, General

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The general Maste's programme in Biology gives you an opportunity to design a personal study plan. You choose from around 30 advanced courses in biology. [+]

Programme overview

The general Master´s programme in Biology gives you an opportunity to design a personal study plan. You choose from around 30 advanced courses in biology. We have excellent facilities for laboratory work and conducting field experiments. Field trips and laboratory work are integral parts of the majority of our biology courses at Lund University.

Special features of the programme:

    Broad range of courses covering subjects from cell and molecular biology to organismic biology and ecology     Close connections to research in a international environment     Extensive experience in offering courses in English and well developed student exchange programmes     Integration of theoretical analyses with strong training of laboratory skills and field work     Freedom to design your own study programme and specialisation ... [-]

MSc in Biology: Conservation Biology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

At the Master's programme in Conservation Biology, you will learn how to use modern ecology and genetics within management and restoration, as well as in the study of the loss of biological diversity. [+]

Programme overview

On the Master´s programme in Conservation Biology, you will learn how to use modern ecology and genetics within management and restoration, as well as in the study of the loss of biological diversity.

 Features of the programme:

    Global and regional aspects of biodiversity and restoration ecology     Population ecology as a tool in practical conservation biology     Analytical methods in conservation biology     Close connections to research in an international environment

Career prospects

Conservation biology professionals are needed and employed by a diverse range of governmental and non-governmental organisations in addition to private consultancies and research agencies. The Master's programme also provides a foundation for continued studies at doctoral level.... [-]


MSc in Biology, Aquatic Ecology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

This Master's programme has two specialisations; Limnology and Marine Ecology. It provides knowledge on current theories and models of aquatic ecosystems, the relation between [+]

Programme overview

This Master's programme has two specialisations; Limnology and Marine Ecology. It provides knowledge on current theories and models of aquatic ecosystems, the relation between watershed, atmosphere, lakes and streams, interactions between humankind and aquatic ecosystems, and water management. Practical training in laboratory and field methodology is also emphasised..

Special features of the programme:

    Close collaboration with research groups on state-of-the-art scientific approaches to current environmental issues     Derivation of guidelines for sustainable fisheries management     Hands-on laboratory training and risk assessment in ecotoxicological issues in aquatic environments     Designing restoration projects in aquatic watersheds. ... [-]

MSc in Biology, Animal Ecology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

In this programme in Animal Ecology you will learn how to analyse and understand evolutionary processes at the level of genes, individuals and populations. [+]

Programme overview

On the Master's programme in Animal Ecology you will learn how to analyse and understand evolutionary processes at the level of genes, individuals and populations. You will achieve skills in analysing and understanding how evolutionary and ecological processes form appearance, physiology and behaviour in animals. You will also learn how to analyse costs and benefits of different traits and how these are optimised to form reproductive and survival strategies. We offer an excellent research environment, particularly in topics such as animal migration, molecular ecology, life history trade-offs, disease resistance in natural populations and host-parasite interactions. You will use modern field and laboratory methods in studies of ecological and evolutionary issues applied on animals in basic research, as well as applied conservation-related research. Special emphasis is on birds as model systems.... [-]


MSc in Bioinformatics

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

Bioinformatics is a broad subject in which biology, medicine, computer science and statistics intertwine. [+]

Programme overview

Bioinformatics is a broad subject in which biology, medicine, computer science and statistics intertwine. The basis for bioinformatics is the massive amount of biological sequence data derived from genomic studies and structural biology and stored in large databases. Computational biology also involves mathematical modelling of biological systems.

Special features of the programme:

    A combination of advanced research with training of current techniques, as well as the development of novel software tools     Close connections to research in an international environment     Proteomics, genomics and transcriptomics data will be analysed and combined to gain a global understanding of an organism or groups of organisms. ... [-]

MSc in Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The programme is multidisciplinary and offers a versatile education in atmospheric sciences, taught by leading scientists within the field. It will provide you with a deeper understanding of general atmospheric science, biogeochemical cycles, and processes in land-ecosystem-atmosphere interactions. [+]

Programme overview

The programme is multidisciplinary and offers a versatile education in atmospheric sciences, taught by leading scientists within the field. It will provide you with a deeper understanding of general atmospheric science, biogeochemical cycles, and processes in land-ecosystem-atmosphere interactions. You will gain knowledge of a broad range of topics within fields such as physical phenomena, atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, physical geography and ecology. You will also learn how to use advanced computational and laboratory-based methods and gain experience in field measurements and operations.

Career prospects

As a graduate of the MSc in Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles you will be able to work within the fields of environmental management, consultancy, climate modelling and research in both a national and international context.... [-]


MSc in Biological Physics and Computational Biology

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Department of Astronomy and Theoretical Physics offers a programme in biological physics and computational biology which combines a solid base of courses in theoretical and mathematical physics, with courses in other subjects given at the relevant departments, such as Physics, Chemistry and Biology. [+]

Programme overview

Why should a physicist study biology? As a matter of fact, they already have for quite some time. Many famous physicists, such as Richard Feynman, Wolfgang Pauli, Niels Bohr, Max Delbrück and Erwin Schrödinger to name a few, had profound interests in biological problems and some made substantial progress to specific fields such as molecular biology.

Biology is increasingly becoming a quantitative science and has a range of fundamentally unresolved problems at hand, e.g. how biomolecules adopt their specific shape, how they interact in cells and how cells divide and communicate. The methods of theoretical physics, among others statistical methods, modeling and simulation, can provide a powerful toolbox for approaching many of these problems.... [-]


Master in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally... [+]

Master's Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

 

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The Master of Science Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology offers students a specialized competence and skills to recognize, understand and find solutions to these challenges. The programme is based upon a set of coordinated courses which together amount to 80 credits (120 ECTS credits) spread over two years. Up-to-date knowledge is provided about plant cell and molecular biology as well as plant growth and development. This is applied in the fields of plant breeding, biotechnology and functional genomics. The programme is organized by the Department of Plant Physiology (Umeå University) and the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) which together form the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The education is anchored around the various research topics of UPSC.... [-]


Master's Programme in Marine Science

University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Gothenburg + 1 more

Students graduating from the bachelor program in Marine Science have a broad knowledge about the oceans, including physics of water movement and the chemical processes to the ecosystem structure and function. The system perspective and the experience in interdisciplinary work is a unique competence for the marine graduates. [+]

Students graduating from the bachelor program in Marine Science have a broad knowledge about the oceans, including physics of water movement and the chemical processes to the ecosystem structure and function. The system perspective and the experience in interdisciplinary work is a unique competence for the marine graduates. More than 70% of the Earth s surface is covered by the oceans and 40% of the world s population lives closer than 50 km from the coastline. Because the world's marine resources are extensively exploited there is a continuous need to improve management in order to reach a sustainable use of the marine environment. This calls for well educated persons with both broad and specialized knowledge. The master program in Marine Science is an interdisciplinary program that gives the student theoretical and practical tools to improve the conditions in the marine environment in their future work or research activities. [-]

Master's programme in Genomics and Systems Biology

University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Gothenburg

The Master's Programme in Genomics and Systems Biology is recommended for students looking for an exciting and interdisciplinary education at the forefront of modern biology. [+]

Best Masters in Biology in Sweden 2017. The Master's Programme in Genomics and Systems Biology is recommended for students looking for an exciting and interdisciplinary education at the forefront of modern biology. In this program you will study how genomes change over time and how life's molecules interact in networks to build up living organisms. This knowledge about the properties of complete biological systems, and not just their individual parts, is also essential in drug development, treatment of diseases and to improve industrial bioprocesses. Genomics and Systems Biology also opens the way for an understanding of evolution at the molecular level, which has implications for how we assess the adaptability of organisms to changing environmental conditions, such as climate change. [-]

Nordic Master's Programme in Biodiversity and Systematics

University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Gothenburg

The Nordic Masters in Biodiversity and Systematics provides an intellectually challenging learning environment with roots in a research group and a wide range of courses, distributed across the Nordic countries, combining theoretical studies with practical elements. [+]

Biodiversity and Systematics concerns the multitude of organisms living on our planet and the evolutionary relationships among them. Far from all existing organisms have been discovered and described, and among those organisms science knows of, classification is still ambiguous. With molecular tools and morphological and anatomical observations, new species are continuously being identified and their relationship to other organisms is being disentangled. In this programme, students are trained to gain the systematic and taxonomic expertise needed in our society to be able to take action against global loss of biodiversity. The Nordic Masters in Biodiversity and Systematics provides an intellectually challenging learning environment with roots in a research group and a wide range of courses, distributed across the Nordic countries, combining theoretical studies with practical elements. The programme is offered in cooperation with other Nordic universities. [-]

Master's Programme - Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Umeå Uppsala Alnarp + 2 more

The Master's Programme - Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations covers different aspects of the management and conservation of fish and wildlife, including scientific theory and methods, as well as relevant laws and conventions at the international level. [+]

Master's Programme - Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations

Why is wildlife important to human life? How do we handle depleted populations? Become a student and help solve the problem!

The programme covers different aspects of the management and conservation of fish and wildlife, including scientific theory and methods, as well as relevant laws and conventions at the international level. It includes obligatory courses, a Master’s thesis and elective courses. The programme targets both Swedish and international students, including students from developing countries. It is offered by the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, where approximately 55 researchers and PhD students actively conduct research in the fields of fish and wildlife management, biological conservation, and aquaculture.... [-]