Biology - Limnology - Ecology and Environment of Inland Waters, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
The MSc Programme Biology - Limnology - Ecology and Environment of Inland Waters at Uppsala University is the choice if you are aiming either for work at authorities and organisations dealing with nature conservation or aquatic resource management, work at environmental consulting agencies, or aiming at a research career in environmental science, aquatic science, or ecology.

About

Limnology is an ecosystem science, striving to understand the interactions between organisms and their environment. Limnology provides a broad, holistic perspective on nature by crossing disciplinary boundaries (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Hydrology, etc). It is about how inland water ecosystems work, and in which way they are affected by human perturbations. 

Human society relies on services provided by inland water ecosystems, such as drinking water, energy, fisheries, and recreation. At the same time, inland waters are threatened by human perturbations such as eutrophication, climate change, or overexploitation. The sustainable use of water resources therefore requires solid knowledge of aquatic ecosystems, to understand how and why ecosystems are affected by changes in biological, chemical or physical conditions.

The MSc Programme Biology - Limnology - Ecology and Environment of Inland Waters is delivered by Uppsala University.

Career

With a MSc degree specialized in Limnology, you will qualify for jobs both in the public and private sectors. Authorities and organizations dealing with nature conservation or aquatic resource management, as well as environmental consulting agencies, employ limnologists. 

The MSc specialization in Limnology also prepares you for an international research career in environmental science, aquatic science, or ecology. Regardless of the professional career you have in mind, the common base is a broad and solid understanding of aquatic ecosystems.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Limnology D
  • Applied Ecosystem Ecology
  • Aquatic Ecosystems
  • The Baltic Sea – Ecology and Natural Resources

The courses provide factual knowledge and practical training in the form of laboratory work and field trips, as well as the ability to solve problems, think analytically and work scientifically. Communication training is integrated in the courses of the programme.

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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    575

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    90

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Academic 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

  • International Applies to you

    15113.5 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30227 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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NON-EU/EEA

  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 7620 - 12070 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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