M.Sc. Biology, Aquatic Ecology

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • Free (EEA)
  • English
Lund University | Lund, Sweden
This Master's programme 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.

Description of Biology, Aquatic Ecology


Special features of the programme:

  • 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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • Free (EEA)

140,000 SEK per year

Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Year 1


  • Marine Ecology (BIOR65)
  • Frontiers in Ecology (BIOS04) - part time
  • Fisheries Ecology (BIOR67)


  • Aquatic Ecology (BIOR68)
  • River Restoration (BIOR42) - part time
  • Water Management (BIOR66)

Year 2


  • Limnology (BIOR17) / The Scientific Method (BIOS11)
  • Ecotoxicology (BIOR41) /Modelling in Biological Systems (BIOS02)


  • Degree Project in Aquatic Ecology

Degree title

Master of Science (Two Years) Major: Biology with specialization in Aquatic Ecology

Requirements for Biology, Aquatic Ecology

A Bachelor´s degree including 90 HEC in Biology of which at least Cell Biology, Genetics and Microbiology 15 HEC, Ecology 15 HEC, Botany 15 HEC and Zoology 15 HEC. In addition 5 HEC in Statistics.

Work Experience for Biology, Aquatic Ecology

No work experience is required.

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