Biology, Aquatic Ecology, M.Sc. | Lund University | Lund, Sweden
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Biology, Aquatic Ecology

24 months
13178 EUR/year
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Lund University offers the Biology, Aquatic Ecology programme that gives you a broad insight into both marine ecology and freshwater ecology (limnology), which increases your chances of getting your dream job after completing the education.


The Master's programme in Biology, Aquatic Ecology from Lund University provides knowledge on current theories and models of aquatic ecosystems, the relation between watershed, atmosphere, lakes and streams, interactions between humankind and aquatic ecosystems, and water management. Practical training in laboratory and field methodology is also emphasised.

Career prospects

After graduation many students of marine ecology/limnology find employment within the water management sector, e.g. as ecologists in municipal or county councils or in consulting agencies. In these positions your assignments could include environmental monitoring, consulting on matters concerning water and assessment of measures that may affect the water environment. The programme also provides a solid grounding that prepares you for post graduate studies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Limnology and Marine Ecology – Concepts and Processes
  • Limnology and Marine Ecology – Organism and Habitats
  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Water Management
  • Modelling Biological Systems

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

  • Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits, of which 90 credits must be in science, including 5 credits in statistics and 60 credits in biology comprising cell biology, genetics, microbiology, ecology, botany and zoology, or the equivalent. 
  • Proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B from Swedish upper-secondary school.
  • Based on grades awarded for previous academic courses, as well as a statement of purpose for the application and qualifications from research/work of relevance to the study programme (from the applicant s Summary sheet ).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13178 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26356 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.

SEK 290 000

Living costs for Lund

7428 - 11057 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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