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
- Ecosystems in a Changing World
- Ecological Resource Management
- Landscape Ecology
- Scientific Methods in Freshwater Ecology
- Environmental Impact Assesment
- 24 months
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DisciplinesBiology Biodiversity & Conservation Ecology View 11 other Masters in Biodiversity & Conservation in Sweden
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- Bachelor Degree 180 ECTS cr with a Major in Biology. Upper secondary school level English 6 or B, or equivalent.
International14444 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 28889 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased 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.
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