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Biology, General

Lund University

24 months
14095 EUR/year
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The general Master's programme in Biology, General from Lund University gives you an opportunity to design a personal study plan. 

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In the Master's programme in Biology, General from Lund University, we offer a broad range of courses covering subjects from cell and molecular biology and structure and function to evolution and ecology. We have excellent facilities for laboratory work and for conducting field and indoor experiments. 

The education is closely connected to the scientific forefront, and encourages dialogue and collaboration between students and teachers. This enables students to develop their critical and analytical thinking, which stimulates independence and opportunities to bring forward new ideas. Our courses continuously receive top scores in student evaluations.

Career prospects

The knowledge and skills you will gain on this programme open doors to employment within many sectors of academia and society. Employment can be found within agencies concerned with environmental protection issues, education or consultancy. The programme also provides a solid grounding that prepares you for further postgraduate studies.

Students who wish to study within the Nordic Master's Programme in Biodiversity and Systematics (NABIS) can apply for the General Biology programme at Lund University. The students have access to a number of qualified courses that are organized by a consortium of universities in Sweden and Norway. The courses are partially netbased and partially based at research stations around the Nordic countries. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Population and Community Ecology
  • Neurobiology
  • optional advanced level courses in biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply between mid-October to 15 January for studies starting in the autumn semester


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 15 credits in chemistry, 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

    14095 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28191 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 programme/course tuition fee: 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.


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