Biological & life sciences studies often prepare students for a career in healthcare. Sometimes programs will combine human biology classes with classes in physics, chemistry, and even geology to help students learn how living organisms work together.
Top Master Programs in Life Sciences in Sweden 2020
The Master programme in Food and Meal Science enable students to use an independent, critical and cross-disciplinary holistic approach to work with research and developme
The Master programme in Food and Meal Science enable students to use an independent, critical and cross-disciplinary holistic approach to work with research and development of food and meals for different groups. From the starting point of the meal consumer, relevant research will be reviewed in order for the student to deepen, broaden and update their knowledge, apply it in various activities, and participate in research projects.
Structure and content
The programme comprises 60 credits. The work placement is an elective course of 7.5 credits. The programme is taught online.
Compulsory courses (45 credits) are marked with *
* The Complexity of Food Choice: The Public Meal from a Consumer Perspective, 7.5 credits
* Food, Overconsumption and Consumer Critique, 7.5 credits
* Applied Statistics in the Health Sciences, 7.5 credits
* Food for Many: Interdisciplinary Approach and Methodology, 7.5 credits
The Master’s programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at enabling graduates to deal with the
Master’s Program Sustainable Forest & Nature Management (Erasmus Mundus)
Are you interested in a deeper understanding of holistic forest and nature management? Would you like to work as a forester in an international environment?
The Master’s programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at enabling graduates to deal with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural resources, namely the challenge of management of forests and nature in an integrated landscape.
The MSc Course in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) offers:
•A two-year world-class MSc•Focus on sustainable management and natural resources•Study at two leading European universities•Research-based teaching•Double Degree•EU Scholarships...
Food of Life is a cross-disciplinary master’s program within the science of animal-derived foods. In a unique way, the course combines animal science, food science, and t
Master’s Program - Food of Life
Food of Life is a cross-disciplinary master’s program within the science of animal-derived foods. In a unique way, the course combines animal science, food science, and technology.
Food of Life is a part of the Erasmus Mundus program initiated by the European Commission to enhance and promote European higher education throughout the world. The two-year Master’s program builds on the expertise of four European universities:
-- University of Copenhagen,
-- Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences,
-- Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona,
-- University of Helsinki
Food of Life is a cross-disciplinary Master’s program integrating Animal Science, Food Science, and Technology. In a unique way, the education combines these sciences focusing on social as well as cultural and, of course, scientific aspects of the food production chain....
This first-class MSc programme in Euroforester is conducted in an international environment, preparing students for a career in the forestry sector. The MSc programme "Eu
Master's Programme - Euroforester
Forestry faces profound changes, thus forestry education must equip students with new skills. This first-class MSc programme is conducted in an international environment, preparing students for a career in the forestry sector.
The forestry profession faces profound changes. Forests are no longer regarded simply as "factories" for wood production. The perspective has widened and the wide range of outputs from forests has become a keen concern for the whole of society - nationally, regionally and globally. Across borders, countries share environmental and social issues; likewise, forest industries and markets increasingly cross national borders. Consequently, the forester of today must have a wide perspective and be capable of working in an international environment....
The Master's Program - Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations covers different aspects of the management and conservation of fish and wildlife, including scientific
Master's Program - 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 program 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 program 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 Ph.D. students actively conduct research in the fields of fish and wildlife management, biological conservation, and aquaculture....
The aim of the Master's Program - Animal Science is to give you a scientific basis for the identification, analysis and solving of problems, taking into consideration the
Master's Program - Animal Science
Farm animals primarily supply us with food and clothing, whilst our sporting and companion animals bring us other benefits. Do you care about the function and health of our animals?
Our domestic animals are of great importance for our society. Farm animals primarily supply us with food and clothing, whilst our sporting and companion animals bring us other benefits. Whatever we expect of our animals, it is important that they both function well and are in good health. We also have to consider the various needs of our society. Through advisory work, education, research and animal husbandry, animal scientists can improve the production and well-being of our animals. Within the international collaboration, animal science plays an increasing role when it comes to improving and developing animal husbandry practices. The program has a duration of 2 years and will prepare you for a number of careers, for instance, research....
Using case studies and field experience, the Master's Program in Agroecology guides students through a learning process on agriculture as an open system, dependent on its
Can agriculture support both man and the ecological systems? Is it possible to separate social and ecological systems within agriculture?
Using case studies and field experience, the Master's Program in Agroecology guides students through a learning process on agriculture as an open system, dependent on its global and regional surroundings, as well as people and local resources. The program offers a head start for students who seek to work with development or research for agriculture to support small-scale farmers.
Farming and food production are ecologically, economically, and socially important in all societies. Worldwide there is a need for academic experts that can deal with land use systems that are complex, multifunctional and rapidly changing. This program investigates the social, economic and environmental barriers and opportunities for small-scale and sustainable agricultural production. Some examples of subjects are agronomy in a systems ecology perspective; farm production integrated with nature conservation and production of ecosystem services; the sociology of farming and agriculture....
This Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management offers students knowledge and skills from different disciplines - with a key theoretical base
Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management
Why is it so difficult to collectively organise sustainable fishing in Lake Chilwa in Malawi? What are the basic ideas of development policies of the European Union and the World Bank?
There is a growing recognition that the challenges in the development and management of rural areas globally are due to a multitude of social, economic, political and ecological factors. Understanding and dealing with this complex and multi-layered reality, therefore, requires interdisciplinary analyses and innovative solutions. This programme offers students knowledge and skills from different disciplines - with a key theoretical base in the social sciences - to create appropriate ways of managing rural problems in context....
The master’s program in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology aims to provide deep understanding of how to design and operate state-of-the-art life science-based pro
The master’s program in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology aims to provide deep understanding of how to design and operate state-of-the-art life science-based processes, with respect to product quality, sustainability, and finance. The goal is to acquire competencies and skills to use cells and cell components such as enzymes to produce commodities such as food, biofuel, and biomaterials, for the development of a sustainable society.
Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology at KTH
The two-year program comprises advanced courses regarding biotechnological tools used for the development of industrial processes, sustainable production of commodities and the impact of such processes on the environment and the society. The education provided is comprehensive and prepares students for future carriers in Sweden or internationally in a private and public sector....
The master’s program in Medical Biotechnology provides deep understanding of cutting-edge techniques used to analyze complex biological samples on the molecular level as
The master’s program in Medical Biotechnology provides deep understanding of cutting-edge techniques used to analyze complex biological samples on the molecular level as well as skills to operate and apply such techniques. State-of-the-art techniques used to decipher biological systems, such as the genome or proteome, are covered, with an emphasis on high-throughput technological platforms and analysis of biological information.
Medical Biotechnology at KTH
This two-year master’s program comprises advanced courses that focus on tools used to analyze a variety of biological samples for life science research, as well as for health care applications within diagnostics and drug development. The student will be provided with in-depth knowledge about scientific methodologies used for comprehensive analyses of biological systems, and their applications for advanced health care or medical surveillance. The program offers extensive biotechnology training to tackle global needs in the area of life sciences thus enabling students to prepare for careers both in Sweden and internationally....
The master’s program in Molecular Science and Engineering provides in-depth knowledge of molecular systems and advanced tools for successful careers in industry, academia
The master’s program in Molecular Science and Engineering provides in-depth knowledge of molecular systems and advanced tools for successful careers in industry, academia, and society. An emphasis is placed on molecules: their design, characterization, and applications both as individual entities and as part of materials. The program also relates to sustainability with an emphasis on energy and environment, safety, and innovation.
Molecular Science and Engineering at KTH
The two-year master’s program in Molecular Science and Engineering provides the students with a broad understanding of chemistry and specialized knowledge and skills in some chosen areas. A wide range of topics is covered, including molecular structure, synthesis of molecules, material properties, quantum chemistry, molecular reactions, and surface chemistry. During your studies, you will become acquainted with a number of advanced analytical techniques. In addition, you will carry out project work and teamwork, as well as practicing your written and oral communication....
Umeå University - Faculty of Science and Technology
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 Program 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 Program in Plant and Forest Biotechnology offers students a specialized competence and skills to recognize, understand and find solutions to these challenges. The program 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 program 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....
Umeå University - Faculty of Science and Technology
Present-day molecular biologists now have at their disposal an extensive molecular toolbox capable of taking on and answering most biological problems. If your wish is to
Master's Program in Molecular Biology
Present-day molecular biologists now have at their disposal an extensive molecular toolbox capable of taking on and answering most biological problems. If your wish is to enter a master program that is at the forefront of presenting exciting scientific discoveries, the master program in Molecular Biology at Umeå University is for you.The master program in Molecular biology, Umeå, is an advanced 2-year 120 ECTS credit education. It is guaranteed to train in a wide variety of tools necessary for state-of-the-art molecular biology research. Our courses typically include lectures and group discussions as well as seminars, report writing, data production and analysis exercises. To maximize your educational experience, training is purposely held in small class sizes and are lead by internationally distinguished scientists. The majority of the courses place an important emphasis on relevant hands-on experimental training in modern molecular techniques. The curriculum includes advanced courses in Molecular biology and Molecular genetics and several optional courses within related disciplines such as Biochemistry, Plant molecular biology, Infection biology and Tumour biology.Another notable feature of this program is the opportunity to perform an extended phase of intense and strategic theoretical and practical training in an active research laboratory of your own choosing. This training in the form of master thesis projects in molecular biology provides the necessary knowledge to graduate from the program. Projects are generally conducted in a local research group at Umeå University, such as those found at the departments of Molecular biology, Chemistry or Plant...
If you are interested in the molecular processes of life, our MSc programme is definitely for you. Our courses are built around areas where our research is especially pro
If you are interested in the molecular processes of life, our MSc programme is definitely for you. Our courses are built around areas where our research is especially prominent and internationally leading. You will study how proteins work, how they interact inside cells and what role they play in a number of diseases. In addition, we cover the composition of biomembranes and the essential role of membrane proteins in life processes.
Student centred education in an interdisciplinary learning environment:
At our Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (DBB) and the SciLifeLab we have 30 research groups providing forefront knowledge in cell biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, biophysics and computational structural biology. These expert fields are reflected in our teaching and with small student groups we have a dynamic and familiar learning environment which is valued by staff and students....
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
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
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....