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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 and chemistry, as well as in 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. This provides a solid foundation for your studies in a way that is unique in the Swedish context.

Our Study Facilities

Marine research stations and vessels

The University of Gothenburg has two 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. Here are the Department’s main secretariat, some teaching facilities, and several teachers and researchers situated.

Our Master's Programmes

Marine Sciences, Physical Oceanography, and Sea and Society

Our Master's programmes are international and taught in English.  Our MSc in Physical Oceanography and MSc in Marine Sciences are a natural progression for students holding a Bachelor's degree in Marine Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography or Earth Sciences. The Master's programme in Sea and Society is aimed at students who want a broad knowledge of the ocean's connections to, and interactions with human society.

Our Courses

Biology, Oceanography, Chemistry and Marine Geology

We offer courses at the bachelor's and master’s level. You can study single subject courses with a marine profile in Biology, Oceanography, Chemistry and Marine Geology.

Study Guidance

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