MSc in Biology, General
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The general Master’s programme in Biology gives you an opportunity to design a personal study plan. You choose from around 50 courses at an advanced level in biology. Are you interested in biodiversity and taxonomy? Choose the Nordic Master’s programme in Biodiversity and Systematics as a specialisation within General Biology. We have excellent facilities for laboratory work and conducting field experiments. Most courses are full-time studies and you usually take only one course at a time. The courses are typically teaching-intensive, with lectures, seminars, excursions as well as theoretical and practical exercises. You are expected to spend about 40 hours per week on studies, self-studies included. Normally, you take two courses of 15 credits per semester, i.e. a total of 60 credits per year. Please note that some courses have other prerequisites than those of the programme, and require previous studies in biochemistry and molecular biology.
Special features of the programme:
- A broad range of courses covering subjects from the cell and molecular biology to organismic biology and ecology.
- Close connections to research in an 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 fieldwork.
- Freedom to design your own study programme and specialisation.
- Population and Community Ecology or Neurobiology (15 credits) and
- Optional advanced level courses in biology (45 credits)
- Master’s degree project in biology
The knowledge and skills you will gain on this programme open doors to employment within many sectors of academia and society. Employment can be found within agencies concerned with environmental protection issues, education or research funding. The programme also provides a solid grounding that prepares you for further postgraduate studies.