Masters Degree in Life Sciences in Sweden

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Life Sciences

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

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.

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 Life Sciences in Sweden 2019

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Master Program in Food & Meal Science

Kristianstad University Sweden
Online Part time September 2019 Sweden Kristianstad

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. [+]

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 ... [-]

Master’s Program Sustainable Forest & Nature Management (Erasmus Mundus)

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Alnarp Alsike Umeå + 2 more

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 [+]

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... [-]


Master’s Program - Food of Life (Erasmus Mundus Program)

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Alsike Alnarp Umeå + 2 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master's Programme - Euroforester

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Alnarp Alsike Umeå + 2 more

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 "Euroforester" has been developed in cooperation between 13 forest faculties in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine and Sweden. [+]

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.... [-]


Master's Program - Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Umeå Alsike Alnarp + 2 more

The Master's Program - 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 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.... [-]


Master's Program - Animal Science

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Alsike Alnarp Umeå + 2 more

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 needs of the animal and society. [+]

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.... [-]


Master's Program - Agroecology

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Alnarp Alsike Umeå + 2 more

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. [+]

Agroecology

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.... [-]


Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Alsike Alnarp Umeå + 2 more

This Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Stockholm

The master’s programme in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology aims to provide a 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 use cells and cell components such as enzymes in order to produce commodities including fine and bulk chemicals, pharmaceuticals or their building blocks, food, paper and pulp, energy, polymeric materials and clean water. The programme offers a comprehensive education in this vital and varied field, enabling students to prepare for careers in Sweden or internationally. [+]

The master’s programme in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology aims to provide a 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 use cells and cell components such as enzymes in order to produce commodities including fine and bulk chemicals, pharmaceuticals or their building blocks, food, paper and pulp, energy, polymeric materials and clean water. The programme offers a comprehensive education in this vital and varied field, enabling students to prepare for careers in Sweden or internationally.

Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology at KTH

The two-year programme 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 courses focus on five subject areas: cell-based process biotechnology, enzyme biotechnology, environmental biotechnology, medical applications of biotechnology and omics are programme offers. The student is able to tailor their education to create a unique profile and expertise. The courses are tailored to provide a holistic perspective and comprise both theoretical knowledge and practical application of theory. Skills such as problem-solving and project management as well as professional communication are emphasised on several courses. The programme curriculum is closely linked to the research undertaken at the School of Biotechnology and to the Bio/Pharmaceutical/Chemical industry.... [-]


Master in Medical Biotechnology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Stockholm

The master’s programme in Medical Biotechnology aims to provide a detailed understanding of cutting-edge techniques used in molecular biology, with an emphasis on the analysis of biological samples and clinical applications. The student will be provided with in-depth knowledge about those scientific methodologies used for a comprehensive analysis of biological systems, translation of biological and technological knowledge to clinical use and development of biotechnological applications for advanced health care. [+]

The master’s programme in Medical Biotechnology aims to provide a detailed understanding of cutting-edge techniques used in molecular biology, with an emphasis on the analysis of biological samples and clinical applications. The student will be provided with in-depth knowledge about those scientific methodologies used for a comprehensive analysis of biological systems, translation of biological and technological knowledge to clinical use and development of biotechnological applications for advanced health care.

Medical Biotechnology at KTH

This two-year master’s programme comprises advanced courses regarding biotechnology tools used for the analysis of complex biological samples for research purposes, as well as for healthcare within diagnostics and drug development. State-of-the-art techniques used to interrogate biological systems, such as the microbiome, are covered, with an emphasis on high-throughput technological platforms and the analysis of biological information. The programme offers courses with a focus on five subject areas: medical applications of biotechnology, omics, cell-based process biotechnology, enzyme biotechnology and environmental biotechnology. The courses are tailored to provide a holistic perspective on the use of biotechnology and comprise both theoretical knowledge and practical application of theory from experimental design to bioinformatic and statistical analysis of raw data and interpretation of results. The curriculum provides a cross-platform approach to education enabling students to acquire a unique and individualised profile of expertise. Skills such as problem-solving and project management as well as professional communication are emphasised on several courses. The programme curriculum is designed, thought out and continuously updated by a team of internationally recognised researchers within the different subject... [-]


Master in Molecular Science and Engineering

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Stockholm

The programme aims to provide in-depth knowledge of molecular systems and advanced tools for successful careers in industry, academia, and society. The focus is on the molecular design, characterization, and applications of molecular structures and materials, and also includes aspects of innovation, environmental issues, sustainability and safety. [+]

The programme aims to provide in-depth knowledge of molecular systems and advanced tools for successful careers in industry, academia, and society. The focus is on the molecular design, characterization, and applications of molecular structures and materials, and also includes aspects of innovation, environmental issues, sustainability and safety.

Molecular Science and Engineering at KTH

The two-year master’s programme in Molecular Science and Engineering provides the students with a broad background in chemistry as well as a deeper knowledge 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, and you will also become acquainted with a number of advanced analytical techniques. In addition, you will carry out project work and teamwork, as well as practising your written and oral communication. The opportunities to do coursework or to complete the degree project abroad are good, and there are a large number of foreign universities in different countries to choose between. The programme is strongly linked to the activities at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering, and especially the Department of Chemistry. Thus, you will come in direct contact with research performed at KTH. Moreover, the programme deals with real-world challenges such as considerations of energy, safety, environment, ethics, sustainability, and human rights in chemical industries, research, and society.... [-]


Master in Biochemistry

Stockholm University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Östermalm

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Ecology and Biodiversity

Stockholm University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Östermalm

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master's Program in Molecular Techniques in Life Science

Karolinska Institutet
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Sweden Stockholm

The program is a unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm. [+]

The program is a unique collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University, in the environment of Science for Life Laboratory, Stockholm. The students will receive a comprehensive education in life science emphasizing cutting-edge methods in the bioinformatic analysis of big data, combined with state-of-the-art techniques used in modern "high throughput" molecular biology and how to translate biological findings into diagnostic tools and novel treatments.

Program presentation

This two-year Master’s program is delivered by a team of teachers who are internationally recognized researchers in their respective disciplines to ensure a relevant curriculum at the research forefront. The program consists of courses aiming to give a solid education in a combination of molecular biology, biotechnology, and medicine with a focus on high-throughput biology and analysis of big data for translation of biological findings from lab bench to patient bedside. The education also aims to develop skills and abilities essential to the professional career –including oral and written presentation, team working skills, and how to make ethical and societal considerations about life science-related issues, all of which important for the ability to lead projects in academy and industry.... [-]


Master in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Umeå University - Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 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 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. [+]

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.... [-]