University of Gothenburg
Reseacher in water with algae
Photo: Johan Wingborg

Study here

The University of Gothenburg is the only university in Sweden that offers marine science courses in biology, chemistry, geology, and oceanography.

As a student of the Marine Sciences, you will perform your study tasks not only in the city of Gothenburg, but also at the research field stations Tjärnö and Kristineberg, and on board the University’s research vessels. The marine research at the University of Gothenburg is prominent in several research fields, and all teaching is done by active researchers. We offer a dynamic and interdisciplinary setting, with students, teachers and researchers from all over the world. Our teaching is student-centred, and problem-based field work plays an important part in our teaching.

Our programmes and courses

We have three Master's Programmes that are open to international students with a Bachelors degree or the equivalent: Marine Science, Sea and Society, and Physical Oceanography. We offer courses with a marine profile in biology, oceanography, chemistry, and geology.

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The Ocean - Master's programmes at the University of Gothenburg

Our study facilities

The Department of Marine Sciences has study facilities in Gothenburg, but also teaching on the marine research stations Tjärnö and Kristineberg, and on the research vessel R/V Skagerak.

Study Guidance

Do you have any questions regarding our Master's programmes and courses in Marine Science? Please contact our Study Counsellor.