Biology

About the subject

Do you want to cure cancer, save the coral reefs or work to fulfill UNs Sustainable development goals? Then you will need knowledge in biology, ranging from DNA to ecosystems.

Biology education at Stockholm University opens a window into understanding the biological life of our planet. Whether it is aspects of genome biology, pathogenic microbes, greenhouse gas producing Baltic clams, the costs of advanced brains or natural resource management. Our teachers are active researchers at the forefront of their respective fields; this ensures our courses have a close connection to current research during your studies. Lectures, seminars, group work and practical laboratory sessions combine to increase both your theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills. You will gain essential skills so that you can critically analyse and apply established methods to current research questions. You will be able to study animals and plants in their natural habitats as well as participate in practical ecological field work through different field trips and excursions. Stockholm University has access to three field stations located in interesting nature areas: Tovetorp in Södermanland, Askö in Trosa Archipelago and Tjärnö on the west coast of Sweden.

Career opportunities

Biologists are needed in numerous sectors of society, for example in research at universities, research and development in the Life Science companies, government agencies, consulting firms and in education.

Courses and programmes

Degree

For a bachelor’s degree in Biology you can choose to study individual courses or join one of the bachelor’s programmes listed under Educations within the subject.

For a master’s degree in Biology you can choose to study individual courses or join one of the master’s programmes listed under Educations within the subject.

More information about degrees at Stockholm University

Research