University of Jyväskylä

Biological and Environmental Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12000
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language

About

The Biological and Environmental Science programme offered by University of Jyväskylä contains two specialization areas (majors):

  • sustainable management of inland aquatic resources
  • ecology and evolutionary biology

Students are assigned to one of these majors based on their application letter and academic background.The aquatic major focusses on environmental and biological processes that determine the characteristics and ecosystem services of inland waters and ecologically, economically and socially sustainable use of natural resources. The ecology major focusses on fundamental concepts and theories of ecology, genetics, and evolutionary biology and the ability to use these at the individual, population, community and ecosystem level.

Graduates will be able to:

  • apply theories and use the primary literature and empirical observations to answer scientific questions.
  • use their knowledge to develop solutions to practical questions.
  • obtain, evaluate and incorporate the latest knowledge of scientific problems using appropriate scientific practices and following ethical principles.

Career

Globally, there is a growing need for experts in the field of biological and environmental science. This global demand is expected to continue or even increase due to global environmental problems caused by human population growth and decrease in natural resources.

Programme Structure

The study content within aquatic science covers the management and sustainable use of inland waters, with specialisation possibile in lake and river ecology (including typology, pollution and conservation) or in fish biology and fisheries (including sustainable use of wild fish stocks, aquaculture, aquatic parasitology and fish diseases). The study content within ecology and evolutionary biology ranges from genes and molecular biology to ecosystem functioning. Relevant courses cover basic ecology and evolutionary biology as well as theoretical modelling and practical applications.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

The selection process comprises of two parts:

1) Reviewing the application documents

2) Possible personal/telephone interview

Required attachments

1) Application form

2) Officially certified transcript of records

3) Officially certified copies of degree certificates 

4) Copy of a valid passport

5) Certificate of English language proficiency

6) Curriculum Vitae (CV)

7) Letter of motivation

8) Letter of reference

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12000 International

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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