M.Sc. On Campus

Ecology and the Environment

Linköping University

24 months
12437 EUR/year
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In a world facing complex environmental problems, ecological understanding and a systems perspective are fundamental to finding sustainable solutions. If you are interested in nature and want to address global challenges, this Ecology and the Environment programme at Linköping University is the right choice.


By applying ecological theories and quantitative methods, you will learn how to identify crop management strategies for biological control, evaluate the preservation status of nature reserves, and analyse regional ecosystem services and how they interplay with social and economic systems.

Ecology and the Environment programme at Linköping University have a research perspective and are based on cases where you work closely with fellow students, teachers, and researchers in a collaborative atmosphere. As a student, you take part in outstanding research in, for example, conservation ecology and sustainable development. You will sharpen your skills in experimental design, theoretical thinking, modelling, systems analysis, and scientific communication.

During a six-week internship and in your one-year thesis project, you will have the opportunity to go deeper into areas of your interest and to establish a professional network for your future working life. Possible thesis subjects include biodiversity, species interaction in food webs, and nutrient cycling.

Career opportunities

As a graduate you may find employment with consultancy firms or government agencies, managing populations and ecological communities for the sustainable use of natural resources in forestry, agriculture, and shallow waters. You will also be well prepared for further studies towards a doctoral degree.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Methods in Ecology
  • Modelling of Biological Systems
  • Population Ecology: Theories and Applications
  • Ecological Applications in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Ecosystem Service Valuation
  • Ecological Applications in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Internship in Ecology
  • Communicating Science

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of biology. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university. 
  • 5 ECTS credits in the field of ecology 
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12437 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24874 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.

SEK 252000

Living costs for Linköping

7140 - 11270 SEK /month
Living costs

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


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