University of Gothenburg
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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.

Want to know more about our master's programmes?

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The Department of Marine Sciences has three Master's Programmes open for international students, and one Bachelor's programme open for Swedish speaking students.

Our Study Facilities

Marine research stations and vessels

The University of Gothenburg has research and teaching stations on Tjärnö and at Kristineberg, and the research vessel R/V Skagerak, which are used by researchers and teaching staff at the Department of Marine Sciences. The Department also has facilities in the Botany building close to the Gothenburg Botanical Garden.

Our Bachelor's and Master's Programmes

Marine Sciences, Physical Oceanography, and Sea and Society

We have three Master's Programmes open to international students: Physical Oceanography, Marine Sciences, and Sea and Society. We also have a Bachelor's Programme open only for Swedish speaking students.

Our Courses

Biology, Oceanography, Chemistry and Geology

We offer courses at Bachelor's and Master’s level. You can study single subject courses with a marine profile in biology, oceanography, chemistry, and geology.

Study Guidance

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