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Biology - Nabis - Nordic Master in Biodiversity and Systematics

24 months
13813 EUR/year
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The Biology - Nabis - Nordic Master in Biodiversity and Systematics program from Uppsala University is a cooperative programme hosted by six universities in Sweden and Norway. Each university offers courses where it has specialist competence, both regarding organismal groups, but also in theoretical and analytical aspects.


At the Biology - Nabis - Nordic Master in Biodiversity and Systematics program from Uppsala University you will also have an extensive professional network consisting of fellow students and professors at the collaborating universities in the Scandinavian countries after completing the programme.

The multitude of organisms living on our planet and the evolutionary relationships among them are in focus for the students in the Nordic Master in Biodiversity and Systematics (NABiS). With molecular tools and morphological observations, new species are continuously identified and their relationship to other organisms is inferred. With this we can ask fundamental questions about evolution, biogeography and origins of diversity.


NABiS - Nordic Master in Biodiversity and Systematics, has two informal tracks. One is directed for you who are interested in a career as nature conservation manager, officer at governmental agencies or non-governmental organisations (such as World Wildlife Foundation, Nature Conservation Organisations), manager of biodiversity infrastructures, or working with inventory of wildlife. The other is for you who want to pursue an academic career as researcher or museum curator.

Our graduates work at, for example, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, the County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland and Natural History Museum of Oslo. Job titles include land manager, technician 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.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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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