M.Sc. On Campus

Biology - Ecology and Conservation

Uppsala University

24 months
13813 EUR/year
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The Biology - Ecology and Conservation program at Uppsala University is to a large degree interdisciplinary. To understand the distribution and abundance of species it is essential to include courses in evolutionary biology.


In this Biology - Ecology and Conservation program at Uppsala University you can choose among theoretical courses relating to plants, animals and microorganisms and their interactions, and there are also vocational courses that are intended for future work with nature conservation within companies, authorities and other organisations. This means you can become a sought after practitioner with a stable theoretical base.


With the combinations of suitable courses and choice of thesis work you will get a good basis for a future professional life within nature conservation. 

The place of work could be authorities at the local, regional or national level, as well as non-governmental organisations and private consultancies (a large part of conservation work is done by such agencies).International work, for example within conservation organisations, is also an option. Your achieved solid theoretical knowledge will make you able to solve applied problems in ecology and conservation. Our focus on presentation techniques (writing reports, giving oral presentations and ample opportunities for discussions with fellow students and peers) is important for your future career.

Our graduates work at, for example, the Swedish Transport Administration, Tierps Kommun and Lund University. Job titles include Ecologist, Environmental Protection Officer and PhD student.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamental and Molecular Systematics
  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary Processes
  • Limnology
  • Toxicology
  • Trends in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.Also required is:

  • 60 weeks of full-time studies (90 credits) in biology; or
  • 40 weeks of full-time studies (60 credits) in biology plus 20 weeks of full-time studies (30 credits) in chemistry or earth sciences.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    13813 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27627 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.


  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72,500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290,000

Living costs for Uppsala

7620 - 12066 SEK /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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