M.Sc. Biology, Aquatic Ecology

Lund University

Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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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.

Contents

Year 1Autumn

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

Spring

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

Year 2
Autumn

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

Spring

* Degree Project in Aquatic Ecology

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

Requirements

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.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

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