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Biology, Plant Science

24 months
14096 EUR/year
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An understanding of the mechanisms that shape and modify plant diversity is of fundamental importance for all biological disciplines. Biology, Plant Science at Lund University is the subject for you – if you are interested in plant ecology, systematics, evolution and biodiversity.


In the Biology, Plant Science programme from Lund University, you will gain knowledge and understanding of how plants function at different levels of organisation, from the molecular to the eco-physiological level, as well as of the methodology used in plant biological work and in research into physiological, molecular and cell biological issues. 

You will learn about the mechanisms that are involved in the evolution of new plant species and the factors that control plant diversity and the distribution of plant species. You will come to understand the way in which mating systems and population structure influence gene flow and genetic diversity in plants. 

You will study how plants interact with other organisms and their ability to adapt to environmental change. You will be given a scientifically based perspective to the conservation biology of plants and gain practical experience of ecological methodology. Field trips and laboratory work are integrated parts of many courses in this study programme.

Career prospects 

The educational programme provides a foundation for continued studies at the doctoral level within the fields of plant biology, evolutionary botany, plant ecology, conservation biology, plant breeding and biotechnology, but also opens doors to employment within the public sector, forestry and agricultural organisations, ecological and conservation consultancy, plant breeding and education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Plant Systematics and Diversity 
  • Population and Community Ecology 
  • Soil and Plant Ecology 
  • Conservation Biology 
  • Molecular Ecology and Evolution
  • Methods in Molecular Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply between mid-October to 15 January for studies starting in the autumn semester


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits, of which 90 credits must be in science, including 5 credits in statistics and 60 credits in biology comprising cell biology, genetics, microbiology, ecology and botany, or the equivalent, or Bachelor s degree of at least 180 credits, of which 90 credits must be in science, including 30 credits in chemistry and 45 credits in biology comprising cell biology, genetics, microbiology and molecular biology, or the equivalent. 
  • Based on grades awarded for previous academic courses, as well as a statement of purpose for the application and qualifications from research/work of relevance to the study programme (from the applicant s Summary sheet ).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14096 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28192 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000

Living costs for Lund

7428 - 11057 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

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