About the Programme
Do you want to work with global challenges such as climate change, management of natural resources and sustainable food production for a growing world population? If so, you should apply for the master program in biology! Our three strongly research-based profiles ecophysiology, evolutionary biology and conservation biology gives you not only tools and competence to compete on the job market, but are also an excellent preparation for graduate studies in biology.
Areas of employment
Biologists work in many different areas with diverse tasks depending on the profile of their biology education. Examples of employers outside the academy where former Biology students from the University of Gothenburg work are: county administrative boards, local councils, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Swedish Board of Agriculture, Science parks like Universeum as well as Astra Zeneca and other pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
The program gives you the opportunity for in-depth studies in one of the profiles ecophysiology, evolutionary biology or conservation biology. Each profile contains recommended courses (see list below), but you can also widen your studies by choosing other electable in-depth courses in biology or other suitable subjects.
Each profile starts with one or two introductory courses that offer a broad introduction to the field at the advanced level. A series of recommended core courses that constitutes deepening and progression within the profile during the first year follows. For the second year a 60 hp degree project is recommended, but it is also a possibility to do a 30 or 45 hp project in combinations with other courses.
Spring period 1: BIO560 Animal ecophysiology from a climate perspective , 15 hp
Spring period 2: BIO506 Plant ecophysiology in a global change perspective , 15 hp
VT period 2: BIO442 Evolutionary Genomics, 15 hp
HT period 1: BIO499 Naturvård, förvaltning och skötsel, 15 hp (taught in swedish)
VT period 1: ES2610 Tillämpad miljörätt, 15 hp (taught in swedish)
VT period 2: BIO471 Kunskapsförmedling och kommunikation för naturvårdsbiologer, 15 hp (taught
in swedish) or BIO566 Stream Ecology and Fish Conservation, 15 hp
Requirements and Selection
REQUIREMENTS: University studies of at least three full years, equal to a Bachelor’s degree in Science in Biology, Marine or Environmental Science, including at least 60 credits in biology including one in-depth course in biology of at least 15 credits. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.
SELECTION: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Full programme cost: 232 806 SEK
First payment: 58 202 SEK
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