Biology, Aquatic Ecology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14819
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #96 ,
This Biology, Aquatic Ecology Master's programme at Lund University has two specialisations; Limnology and Marine Ecology. It provides knowledge on current theories and models of aquatic ecosystems, the relation between watershed, atmosphere, lakes and streams, interactions between humankind and aquatic ecosystems, and water management.

About

Special features of the Biology, Aquatic Ecology programme at Lund University:
  • Close collaboration with research groups on state-of-the-art scientific approaches to current environmental issues
  • Derivation of guidelines for sustainable fisheries management
  • Hands-on laboratory training and risk assessment in ecotoxicological issues in aquatic environments
  • Designing restoration projects in aquatic watersheds.
Career prospects

After graduation many students of marine ecology/limnology find employment within the water management sector, e.g. as ecologists in municipal or county councils or in consulting agencies. In these positions your assignments could include environmental monitoring, consulting on matters concerning water and assessment of measures that may affect the water environment. The programme also provides a solid grounding that prepares you for doctoral studies.

Programme Structure

Year 1

Autumn

  • Marine Ecology
  • Fisheries Ecology

Spring

  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Water Management

Year 2

Autumn

  • Limnology
  • Fisheries Ecology or Ecotoxicology or Processing and- Analysis of Biological Data and Modelling Biological Systems

Spring

  • Degree Project in Aquatic Ecology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • A Bachelor´s degree including 90 credits in Biology including Cell Biology, Genetics and Microbiology 15 credits, Ecology 15 credits, Botany 15 credits and Zoology 15 credits, and in addition 5 credits in Statistics.
  • English 6/English Course B.

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  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 14819 International
  • Free EU/EEA
SEK 290 000

Funding

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