Sustainable Management of Biological Resources

University of Skövde

Master On Campus
12 months
12350 EUR/year
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Today, many biological resources are harvested unsustainably. This leads to impoverished populations providing suboptimal yields and also increases the risk of extinction of the harvested populations or other populations affected by the management approaches.


This study programme focuses on how we can manage our biological resources in a sustainable way. Some populations we impact through harvest while we try to save other through conservation efforts. The programme provides in depth knowledge regarding how humans' management of biological resources impact ecosystems and biodiversity. Fundamental ecological theories of conservation and the management of biological resources are combined with applied knowledge of current conservation- and management approaches in both aquatic and terrestrial populations. The focus of the programme is closely connected to the research conducted by the teachers of the study programme.

The focus of your studies

Initially the study programme introduces advanced theories regarding the effects that management and conservation of biological resources have on ecosystems and biodiversity. A methodology course in bioscience introduces basic methods in bioscience. Thereafter you will take a training course aimed at developing applied skills in bioscience and to provide connections to the relevant labor market. An additional methodology course in multivariate analysis further enhances your knowledge in the methods of bioscience. The last part of the study programme consists of a 22.5 credits master degree project. In the personal master degree project you will independently apply your gained knowledge to solve a relevant research problem in bioscience.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management
  • Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Life Science
  • Training in Bioscience

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Certificates and diplomas of your completed degree from your country/countries of study.
  • Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester included in your degree. 
  • Proof of English language skills
  • In order to speed up the processing of your application, we require a copy of the page in your passport with your personal data and photograph, or some other identification document.
  • For most master's level courses and programmes, the requirement is also the equivalent of English 6/English Course B, though some may require a lower or higher level of English

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12350 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12350 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

130,000 SEK per year


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Sustainable Management of Biological Resources
University of Skövde