Meet Anton - Bachelor's student in Marine Science
Anton Dammand Dahlgren has always had a great interest in the ocean. That’s also why he chose to study the Bachelor's Programme in Marine Science at the University of Gothenburg: the proximity to the ocean. The programme is broader than you can imagine, and that feels good for the future. You will get a solid foundation to stand on.
What made you want to apply for marine sciences?
"I have always had a sense of longing and great interest in the ocean. So, it was obvious that I was going to studying something in that area. Why it became Marine Science at the University of Gothenburg is because of the proximity to the ocean."
What do you want to work with after graduation?
"I want to work in the marine area, but also with communication, teaching and guidance. I could also imagine getting a PhD, maybe study the Polycera quadrilineata, which is a kind of nudibranch. It’s my favourite animal in the sea."
What is easy and difficult about the program?
"The most difficult thing is that there’s so much mathematics and chemistry. The easiest thing for me is biology and field work. Practical work is something I find easy. "
What is it like to study marine sciences?
"It’s both the most fun, and also the hardest thing I have ever done. I have learned a lot about what I am interested in, and there is a good opportunity to ask questions and get answers from professors and doctoral students. If you have questions or uncertainties, there’s always someone to ask and a chance to find out more."
What is special about marine sciences?
"I think it’s somewhat special that our studies include sampling and field work. Most people I know have taken a path within the arts or crafts, and my education clearly differs from theirs. I also spend a lot of time in front of the computer, and there’s a lot of math. I don’t think everyone realizes that, when they hear about the education."
Do you have any tips for those considering applying?
"Make sure that your math and chemistry are up-to-date, and apply for housing in Gothenburg well in advance. A good tip is to have a pair of undamaged rubber boots when you start, it will be needed.
What is the most fun thing about studying marine sciences?
"To have the opportunity to study the ocean and gain more knowledge in the marine subjects. It’s broader than you can imagine, and that feels good for the future. You will get a solid foundation to stand on."
Interview: Lovisa Thoursie