M.Sc. On Campus

Marine Science

University of Gothenburg

24 months
11910 EUR/year
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The interdisciplinary Marine Science programme of the University of Gothenburg incorporates oceanography, marine biology, marine chemistry, and marine geology, preparing you to become tomorrow’s problem solvers in marine sciences. In comparison to a single-discipline programme like marine biology, our programme trains you to have stronger analytical power and a better equipped toolbox.



The oceans remain one of our few unknowns. Marine exploration continues at an unprecedented scale, as does the ever-increasing exploitation of the oceans. More than 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by oceans. The heat capacity of the oceans is several hundred times larger than the atmospheric, ocean primary production rivals the terrestrial, and 40% of the human population lives less than 50 kilometres from a coastline. With the ocean such an integral part of human life and society, the demand for skilled marine scientists capable of addressing increasing complex problems is growing, with more diverse, challenging, and interesting opportunities compared to just ten years ago. In the Marine Science programme of the University of Gothenburg you will gain broad insights to the ocean as a system and graduate armed with the analytical tools and skills necessary to take on complex projects for a wide variety of employers.

A comprehensive and interdisciplinary programme

The Department of Marine Sciences harbours all disciplines of marine research: physical oceanography, marine biology, marine chemistry, marine geology, and even conservation of marine heritage. Our approach to the ocean is system oriented and interdisciplinary. We base this approach on the notion that the ocean is different from terrestrial systems in many fundamental ways. We have highly qualified lecturers in all core disciplines, positioning themselves and the department at the forefront internationally. The lecturers are well connected nationally as well as internationally, and it is not uncommon for students to pursue part of their education in another university or country. Since we are a relatively young department, formed from several disciplines, the lecturers are also well connected with the other departments within the University, and there are several trans-institutional research projects underway.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marine project - From idea to action
  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Conservation and the genetics of populations
  • Primary Producers of the Sea
  • Regional Environmental Earth Science
  • Physical Oceanography

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

  • A Bachelor's degree in one of the subjects; Marine Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography or Earth Science at an accredited University, including at least 90 ECTS in the major subject, including a project work
  • Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS
  • Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11910 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23820 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.
  • Full education cost: 242,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 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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