Master's Programme in Biology
120 credits cr.
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This programme is a great opportunity to gain a broad education and develop your own direction. You can choose courses in biology covering subjects from cell and molecular biology through to ecology and behaviour. You can also develop a multidisciplinary education by combining other subjects, including the humanities and social sciences.
Reasons to choose our Master in Biology
- The possibility to create your own unique programme
- A broad education adaptable to many career paths
- Highly interactive international research and learning environment
The Master’s program in Biology gives you the possibility to choose between more than 20 different biology courses covering the entire range of biology subjects offered. The flexible nature of the programme allows up to 60 credits of optional courses, which can be courses in other subject areas such as law or economics.
Elective courses autumn term
Elective courses spring term
See also list year one.
Degree projects are carried out in ongoing research projects within one of the Biology departments at Stockholm university. It is also possible to conduct the degree project externally, at a research institute, organisation or company.
Recent degree projects
- Temporal genomic change in the Scandinavian brown bear
- Primate brain size correlates with life history and group size
- POU/Oct transcription factor Nubbin in Drosophila immunity
How to apply
The Master's programme in Biology is only open for application in the first round, with deadline for applications in mid-January.
The Biology programme requires a Bachelor's degree and a broad background in biology, covering all the main fields: Cell and Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Ecology and Physiology. These should amount to a minimum of one year's full time studies (60 ECTS credits).
Selection processAdditional eligibility criteria
Applicants that meet the eligibility requirements are ranked based on their merit rating. Only students with the highest merit ratings are selected for our programmes. The merit rating is based on the following four selection criteria, with equal weight:
- relevance of previous studies in relation to the programme
- grades of academic courses
- motivation letter
- research ideas
Required supporting documentation
To submit your motivation letter and research ideas you must use our cover letter form. Note! Must be submitd by the supporting documentation deadline.
Cover letter/Motivation letter
The form is only available during the application period, up to the supporting documentation deadline.
Recommendation letters and CVs are not concidered.
A Master’s degree in Biology gives you a broad education adaptable to many different career paths. Biologists are needed in numerous sectors of society, for example in research at universities, research and development in the pharmaceutical industry and biotechnology companies, at government agencies and in education.
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