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Our Programmes

We have three Master's Programmes that are open to international students. The Master's Programmes are open to students with a Bachelors degree or the equivalent. We also have one Bachelor's Programme open for Swedish speaking students.

Bachelor's Programme in Marine Science

The Bachelor's Programme in Marine Science has a unique marine interdisciplinary start. The programme starts with two years of joint courses on, for example, marine organisms, coastal ecosystems, and sustainable management of the marine environment. During the third year, you specialize in one of the marine subjects chemistry, biology, geology, or oceanography. The programme is open for Swedish speaking students.

Master’s Programme in Marine Science

The interdisciplinary Master’s Programme in Marine Science incorporates oceanography, marine biology, marine chemistry, and marine geology, preparing you to become tomorrow’s problem solvers in marine sciences. In comparison to a single-discipline programme like marine biology, our programme trains you to have stronger analytical power and a better equipped toolbox. You will be in a strong position to solve the global challenges being caused by climate change and a growing population.

Master’s Programme in Physical Oceanography

The Master’s Programme in Physical Oceanography will give you an overview of the physical laws governing the evolution of ocean currents and the propagation of ocean waves. You will get acquainted with the state-of-the-art techniques used to observe and model the ocean. The different courses are designed so that you can explore the main branches of Physical Oceanography, including theory, observation and numerical simulation, and later specialize according to your own interests.

Master's Programme Sea and Society

The Master's Programme Sea and Society aims to provide a comprehensive analysis of the interactions between marine ecosystems and human socio-economic systems, both historically and into the future. It also provides insights to, and an understanding of, the many complex problems that challenge the sustainable development of our use of the sea and new tools to meet these challenges.

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Master in Sea and Society – Meet the challenges