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More about master in biology

The master's program in biology gives you the opportunity to tailor your education based on your own needs and wishes. Or you can follow one of our recommended courses of study.

The master’s programme in Biology offers five main profiles, based on the five degree project courses Evolutionary & behavioural ecology, Physiology & cell biology, Conservation biology, Biodiversity & systematics and Marine ecology. But there are many eays to get there, and you have great freedom to pick the courses you want to be included in your degree.

Here we describe a number of recommended study routes, depending on what your future plans are and hopes for the education.

Evolutionary & behavioural ecology

First year
Autumn period 1
BIO426
Evolutionary ecology

Autumn period 2
BIO418 Conservation and the genetics of populations

Alternatively:
BIO403 Advanced bioinformatics

Spring period 1
BIO560 Animal ecophysiology from a climate perspective

Depending on previous courses you can also choose between the following courses (basic level):
BIO209 Behavioral biology
BIO210 Bioinformatics and functional genomics

Spring period 2
You may choose between the following three courses:
BIO442 Evolutionary genomics
BIO451 Experimental marine ecology
BIO566 Stream ecology and fish conservation

 

Second year
During year 2 you will focus on your degree project (60 hp). You can also take more elective courses of totally 30 hp (and do a shorter project):
BIO715-BIO717 Degree project in Evolutionary and behavioral ecology

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Conservation biology

First year
Autumn period 1

BIO499 Nature conservation management more about BIO499 in Swedish

Autumn period 2
BIO418 Conservation and the genetics of populations

Alternatively (basic level):
ES1401 Environmental impact assessment more about ES1401 in Swedish

Spring period 1
ES2610
Applied Environmental Law more about ES2610 in Swedish
BIO560 Animal ecophysiology from a climate perspective

Depending on previous courses you can also choose between the following courses (basic level):
BIO281 Conservation biology in terrestrial habitats - more about BIO281 in Swedish
BIO209 Behavioural biology

Spring period 2
You may choose between three courses.

BIO471 Communication skills for Conservation Biologists - more about BIO471 in Swedish

BIO566 Stream ecology and fish conservation

 

Second year
During year 2 you will focus on your degree project (60 hp). You can also take more elective courses of totally 30 hp (and do a shorter project):
BIO795-BIO797 Degree project in Conservation biology

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Physiology & cell biology

First year
Autumn period 1
BIO426 Evolutionary ecology

Autumn period 2
BIO484
Comparative Physiology of Marine Animals including Applications for Aquaculture

Spring period 1
BIO560 Animal ecophysiology from a climate perspective

Spring period 2
BIO506 Plant ecophysiology in a global change perspective

 

Second year
During year 2 you will focus on your degree project (60 hp). You can also take more elective courses of totally 30 hp (and do a shorter project):
 BIO722-BIO727 Degree Project in Physiology and Cell Biology

First year
Autumn period 1
During the first period you may chose freely between al our courses, or e.g courses in chemistry or earth sciences.

Autumn period 2
BIO330 Genetically engineered foods (7.5 hp, 50%)

Spring period 1
BIO350
Plant physiology in a dynamic environment

Spring period 2
You may chose between the following two courses:
BIO530 Plant molecular biology and biotechnology
BIO506 Plant ecophysiology in a global change perspective

 

Second year
During year 2 you will focus on your degree project (60 hp). You can also take more elective courses of totally 30 hp (and do a shorter project):

BIO725-BIO727 Degree Project in Physiology and Cell Biology

First year
Autumn period 1
 BIO426 Evolutionary ecology

Autumn period 2
BIO484 Comparative Physiology of Marine Animals including Applications for Aquaculture

Spring period 1
BIO560 Animal ecophysiology from a climate perspective

Spring period 2
BIO566 Stream ecology and fish conservation

 

Second year
During year 2 you will focus on your degree project (60 hp). You can also take more elective courses of totally 30 hp (and do a shorter project):
BIO725-BIO727 Degree Project in Physiology and Cell Biology

First year
Autumn period 1
Depending on which course you have taken before, you may chose on of the following (basic level):
BIO213 Cell and developmental biology
BIO235 Immunology

Autumn period 2
BIO232 Human physiology

If you have already taken a similar course in human physiology we recommend BIO524 Drug discovery and development or  BIO523 Drug Development (7.5 hp, 50%).

Spring period 1
BIO501 Neurobiology

Spring period 2
BIO467 Immunology and disease pathogenesis

 

Second year
During year 2 you will focus on your degree project (60 hp). You can also take more elective courses of totally 30 hp (and do a shorter project):
BIO725-BIO727 Degree Project in Physiology and Cell Biology

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Biodiversity & systematics

First year
Autumn period 1
BIO401 Alphataxonomical principles (5 hp)
BIO402 Fungal identification (5 hp)

Autumn period 2
BIO404 Advanced phylogenetics (10 hp)

Spring period 1


Spring period 2
BIO468 International biodiversity resource management (5 hp)
BIO502 Ornithological identification methodology (5 hp)

Alternatively you can take BIO267 Marine Biodiversity(15 hp)

 

Second year
During year 2 you will focus on your degree project (60 hp). You can also take more elective courses of totally 30 hp (and do a shorter project):
BIO705-707 Degree Project in Biodiversity and Systematics

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Marine ecology

First year
Autumn period 1
You may take ne of the following courses:
BIO426 Evolutionary ecology
BIO499 Naturvård, förvaltning och skötsel more about BIO499

Autumn period 2
BIO418 Conservation and the genetics of populations
BIO283 Naturvårdsbiologi i vattenmiljöer Mer om BIO283
BIO484 Comparative Physiology of Marine Animals including Applications for Aquaculture

Spring period 1
You may choose one of the following courses:
BIO560 Animal ecophysiology from a climate perspective
BIO458 Primary producers of the sea
BIO435 Ecological toxicology: Physiology

Spring period 2
You may choose on of the following courses:
BIO451 Experimental marine ecology
BIO566 Stream ecology and fish conservation
BIO430 Ecological toxicology: Ecology
BIO468 International biodiversity resource management
BIO267 Marine biodiversity

You may also chose between the following courses in marine sciences:
MAR440 Marine project - From idea to action (Autumn period 1)
MAR462 Blue economy and sustainable use of marine resources (Autumn period 2)
MAR463 European marine directives and policies - an interdisciplinary perspective (Spring period 1)
MAR464 Seascape governance in times of global change (Spring period 2)

 

Second year
During year 2 you will focus on your degree project (60 hp). You can also take more elective courses of totally 30 hp (and do a shorter project):
BIO765-BIO767 Degree Project in Marine Ecology

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