M.Sc. On Campus

Ecosystems and Aquatic Ecology

Uppsala University

24 months
13813 EUR/year
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The Master's Programme in Biology, specialising in Ecosystems and Aquatic Ecology from Uppsala University adopts a holistic perspective on nature. The focus is on lakes and rivers as well as their physical, chemical and, in particular, biological processes. 


This specialisation in  Ecosystems and Aquatic Ecology from Uppsala University, prepares you for jobs in water and natural resource management, and is connected to ongoing research.

In the programme with specialisation in Ecosystems and Aquatic Ecology, you will study the interactions between organisms and their environment. Ecology of inland waters (lakes and rivers) is an important part of the programme, but topics related to other natural and constructed ecosystems will also be included in the programme.


In this specialisation of the programme, you will:

  • learn how ecosystems work, and in which way they are affected by human perturbations
  • get a broad and holistic perspective on nature, by crossing disciplinary boundaries among such as Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Hydrology; however, with a focus on inland waters
  • gain skills to analyse and judge the status of ecosystems and natural resources, by means of practical exercises.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Limnology
  • Applied Ecosystem Ecology
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function
  • Ecosystems in the Anthropocene
  • Master's thesis

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

Academic requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:
  • 60 weeks of full-time studies (90 credits) in biology; or
  • 40 weeks of full-time studies (60 credits) in biology plus 20 weeks of full-time studies (30 credits) in chemistry and/or earth sciences.
Language requirements

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.


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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