Master Online Blended

Ecology and Conservation Biology

24 months
14444 EUR/year
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The Ecology and Conservation Biology programme from University of Karlstad focuses on Ecology and Conservation and is led by researchers in the Biology department at Karlstad University. 


The Ecology and Conservation Biology degree from University of Karlstad is a programme for those who want to deepen their knowledge and competence in ecology and conservation to prepare for employment or further research. We focus on applied ecology and conservation issues.

The programme of study begins with the resilience-based course on Ecosystem Stewardship, that provides an overview of ecosystem services and their management. We follow with a course on applied Ecological Resource Management: The second term starts with an advanced course on Landscape Ecology and finishes with an Advanced Methods course. Students have space for elective courses to sharpen their own focus in the second year of studies. Finally the Masters project is an advanced research project within our extensive research network in Sweden and abroad.


A Masters Degree in Biology opens your possibilities for advancement in professional postions in government, non-profit, or private consulting firms. It also prepares you for doctoral studies, with possible publication of your Masters thesis

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecosystems in a Changing World 
  • Ecological Resource Management 
  • Landscape Ecology 
  • Scientific Methods in Freshwater Ecology
  • Environmental Impact Assesment 
  • GIS

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


Blended, Online

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor Degree 180 ECTS cr with a Major in Biology. Upper secondary school level English 6 or B, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14444 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28889 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.
  • Total fee: 260,000 SEK
  • If you are an EU, EEA, and Switzerland citizen, you are NOT required to pay application or tuition fees.

Living costs for Karlstad

4000 - 8500 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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