24 months
13813 EUR/year
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In the Master Programme in Palaeobiology from Uppsala University  you combine research in geosciences with the biological sciences to recreate and understand the evolutionary changes that have taken place throughout earth history.


The Master Programme in Palaeobiology from Uppsala University  is focused on the evolution of life with courses ranging from palaeobiological principles, through to evolution of organisms to complex vertebrate life forms. This is a mainly research-oriented specialisation, but has applications to careers in geology and the oil industry.

We try to understand how life has evolved over millions of years and how it adapted to constant changes in the environment and climate. We do this by combining traditional fossil studies with modern biological methods. 


The need for Earth scientists in the labour market is increasing, primarily in the areas of environmental and natural resources, which are growing strongly, both nationally and internationally. 

Alumni from the Palaeobiology specialisation work largely within the scientific academy worldwide.Our graduates work at, for example, Cyient, Uppsala University and Museum for Natural History, Berlin. Job titles include Research assistant, Analyst and PhD student

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Dynamics of Earth Systems
  • Applied Geoinformatics for Earth Sciences
  • Exploration and Environmental Geophysics
  • Analytical Methods in Earth Science
  • Presentation and Publication
  • Principles of Palaeobiology

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:

  • 90 credits in earth science; or
  • 90 credits in biology.

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

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  • 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.


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