Master's Degrees in Biology in Sweden

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Studying Biology

Biology is the classical natural science that studies life or, more specifically, all forms of living organisms. The foundations of modern biology are cell theory, evolution, genetics, homeostasis and energy. Branches of biology are practiced in science laboratories by Master degree graduates in biology.

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Studying in Sweden

Swedish universities are renowned for their investigative research and independent thinking, and this reputation is cemented with nationally certified degrees and rigorous quality control. As a country, Sweden is an open and multicultural society with a long tradition of welcoming international students.

52 Biology Master's degrees in Sweden

Pre-Master Science

The Pre-Master's Preparation Programme - Science is available as a two or three-term programme, with progression to a wide range of Master’s degrees at Lund University. You will study your Pre-Master's Preparation Programme at our state-of-the-art Centre located at the heart of the Lund University campus.

Master Plant Biology for Sustainable Production

Plants are of fundamental importance to most types of agricultural and ecological systems. Plant Biology covers many aspects of plant life and crop production, such as plant diseases and how they affect both the yield and quality of products. This Plant Biology programme is offered by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. 

Faculty of Natural Resources and Agricultural Sciences
M.Sc. Earth Science - Palaeobiology

In the Master Programme in Earth Science - Palaeobiology from Uppsala University we combine research in geosciences with the biological sciences. Studies of fossil life forms give us the opportunity to recreate and understand the evolutionary changes that have taken place throughout Earth's history.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Bioinformatics - Biology Background

The Master Programme in Bioinformatics - Biology Background from Uppsala University is designed for those of you who wish to focus on the exciting interdisciplinary field of bioinformatics, which combines computer sciences, mathematics and biology. 

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Biology - Cell and Molecular Biology

As a student in the Master Programme in Biology - Cell and Molecular Biology at Uppsala University, you will obtain an in-depth understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind the function, reproduction and communication of cells. 

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Ethology

Our Master’s programme in Ethology provides a solid grounding in the entire subject as well as a deeper insight into the latest research. The evolution, genetics and function of behaviour form the foundation from which you will study specific topics, including animal cognition and human behaviour.

Department of Biology Education
M.Sc. Biomedicine

Are you interested in biomedical research? Do you want to use your knowledge in biomedicine to develop new medicines? At the Master Programme in Biomedicine at Uppsala University you will obtain in-depth knowledge about some of our major diseases and the brain, both healthy and diseased. 

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Infection Biology

Infection Biology is a growing field within Life science that combines immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and cell biology, in order to enhance understanding about infectious diseases and thus be better to control them in the future. 

M.Sc. Bioentrepreneurship

The Master's Programme in Bioentrepreneurship at Karolinska Institutet is tailored for students with a background in biomedicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, healthcare or medicine with courses addressing the central themes of how to manage and develop life science companies.

M.Sc. Infection Biology

Infections are a serious threat to the survival of humans, animals and plants on Earth. Our knowledge of the processes that govern microbial life and evolution must increase if we are to solve acute problems of antimicrobial resistance. The Infection Biology programme is offered at Uppsala University.

Faculty of Medicine
M.Sc. Molecular Life Sciences

Our Master’s programme in Molecular life sciences offers broad training at the very frontier of research. This rapidly growing field, which is currently seeing extensive technological advances and emerging new sub-disciplines opens up a broad spectrum of career opportunities.

Department of Biology Education
M.Sc. Applied Ethology and Animal Biology

The Applied Ethology and Animal Biology programme offered by the Linköping University deals with animal behaviour and biology from an applied perspective, including problems associated with keeping animals in captivity. The aim is to provide students with a solid understanding of theory and methods of applied ethology.

Linköping University - Faculty of Science and Engineering
Master Biomedical Surface Science

The Biomedical Surface Science programme at Malmö University focuses on biological and artificial interfaces that are of utmost importance and interest in the field of biomedical science. This is an excellent opportunity for you who has a bachelor’s degree in life sciences and would like to advance your skills in biomedical science.

M.Sc. Molecular Biology

In the Master’s programme in Molecular Biology at Umea University you acquire an extensive toolbox for investigating all kinds of biological problems with advanced molecular methods. Your teachers are internationally renowned scientists and you will carry out your thesis project within a research group.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Molecular Biology

The Molecular Biology Master's programme is offered at University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. Are you interested in taking part in the new challenges of molecular biology? Then, the Master's Programme in Molecular Biology may be something for you. The programme will give you a solid background for further research studies, and a thorough base for the requirements that you can meet from employers outside the university.

M.Sc. Biology

Are you highly motivated to specialize further in your field academically? Then our Master by Research programme in Biology at Mid Sweden University is something for you.

Master Biochemistry

The Masters program in Biochemistry at Stockholm University is built around areas where research at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics (DBB) is especially prominent, in some cases internationally leading.

Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
M.Sc. Biology, General

The Biology, General programme gives you an opportunity to design a personal study plan. You choose from around 30 advanced courses in biology. We have excellent facilities for laboratory work and conducting field experiments. Field trips and laboratory work are integral parts of the majority of our biology courses at Lund University.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Bioenergy Technology

Energy and environment belong together. Renewable energy is becoming increasingly important to us. In Sweden, as in the European Union in general, biomass, particularly that from the forest, is the most important renewable energy source, even though wind power is expanding fast. So, how do you go about working with biomass? This Bioenergy Technology programme is offered by Linnaeus University.

Faculty of Technology
M.Sc. Bioinformatics

The Bioinformatics masters programme at University of Skövde will provide you with a broad specialist competence in bioinformatics. You will also develop your own individual ability to solve problems related to biology, to plan and carry out analyses on molecular biology and biomedical data, and to collect, process and critically judge results from such data.

M.Sc. Biology - Environmental Toxicology

The Master Programme in Biology - Environmental Toxicology from Uppsala University covers the entire chain of the impact of chemicals on nature, from biochemical processes in living cells, via physiological effects on cells, organs and individuals to consequences at population and ecosystem levels.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Chemistry - Biochemistry

The Chemistry - Biochemistry specialisation from Uppsala University provides you with a firm basis in advanced biochemistry covering all major areas, especially in the field of protein structure/function, macromolecular interactions, enzymology and protein engineering.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Biology, Conservation Biology

On the Biology, Conservation Biology Master´s programme at Lund University, you will learn how to use modern ecology and genetics within management and restoration, as well as in the study of the loss of biological diversity.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Biology - Immunology and Microbiology

Biology - Immunology and Microbiology from Uppsala University focuses on how the immune system discovers and removes pathogenic bacteria, viruses and parasites. Included in this specialisation are studies in infection biology, as well as investigations of mechanisms at the cellular and molecular levels.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Biology

Biology at the University of Gothenburg is among the most popular undergraduate programs in Sweden and has been rated as “Very high quality” by the Swedish Higher Education Authority. Teachers and tutors on the program all participate in highly prolific research with strong international networks in the different profile areas. This provides a strong link between research and teaching.

M.Sc. Biology - Ecology and Conservation

Biology - Ecology and Conservation at Uppsala University is the specialisation for those who want to become nature conservationists, or those who want to conduct ecology or conservation biology research.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Marine Science

The Master's programme in Marine Sciences is offered by the University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. We live on Planet Oceanus. More than 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by the oceans, the heat capacity of the oceans is several hundred times larger than the atmospheric, ocean primary production rivals the terrestrial, life started in the oceans and 40% of the world (human) population still lives closer than 50 km from the coastline.

M.Sc. Molecular Biology

The Molecular Biology programme from Lund University provides you with the opportunity to design your own programme with the specialisation that you prefer.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Infection Biology

Infection Biology is a growing field within Life science that combines immunology, microbiology, molecular biology and cell biology, in order to better understand infectious diseases and be able to better control them in the future. 

M.Sc. Tumor Biology

We offer a two-year Master´s programme in Tumor Biology that includes several courses on advanced level designed to provide an in-depth theoretical knowledge as well as advanced laboratory and methodological skills in the field. The programme at University of Skövde is intended to prepare for a professional career in basic and applied cancer research in academia or in pharmaceutical industry.

M.Sc. Biology - Evolutionary Biology

The Master Programme in Biology - Evolutionary Biology from Uppsala University is characterised by the integration of field, laboratory and theoretical studies. Areas such as evolutionary ecology, genomics, macro-evolution, and developmental biology are embraced. Students may also turn towards biodiversity and systematics.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Marine Biology

On our Master’s programme in Marine Biology you will learn about the rich marine ecosystems in the Baltic sea and oceans beyond. The programme aims to provide an in-depth theoretical background in marine ecology along with applied practical training, to give you a range of skills and a competetive edge.

Department of Biology Education
M.Sc. Biology - Nabis - Nordic Master in Biodiversity and Systematics

Biology - Nabis - Nordic Master in Biodiversity and Systematics from Uppsala University is a joint Master’s programme hosted by universities in Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Each university offers courses for organisms where it has specialist competence. Combining courses (largely web-based) at different universities leads to a top-quality Master in taxonomy and systematics.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles

The Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles programme at Lund University is multidisciplinary and offers a versatile education in atmospheric sciences, taught by leading scientists within the field. It will provide you with a deeper understanding of general atmospheric science, biogeochemical cycles, and processes in land-ecosystem-atmosphere interactions.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Biology, Plant Science

An understanding of the mechanisms that shape and modify plant diversity is of fundamental importance for all biological disciplines. Biology, Plant Science at Lund University is the programme for you – if you are interested in plant ecology, systematics, evolution and biodiversity.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Chemistry - Chemical Biology

The Chemistry - Chemical Biology specialisation from Uppsala University provides you with a firm basis in advanced chemical biology covering all major areas, and a cutting-edge expertise through in-depth studies, especially in the field of organic synthesis, molecular interactions between small molecules as well as biomolecules, enzymology and protein engineering.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Molecular Biology (Microbiology Specialisation)

This Molecular Biology (Microbiology Specialisation) programme from Lund University offers a highly competitive education in modern microbiology. Molecular biology and genomics have transformed this topic and underlined the fundamental importance of microorganisms in most aspects of biology, from ecology to medicine.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Bioinformatics - Computer Science Background

The Master Programme in Bioinformatics - Computer Science Background from Uppsala University is designed for those of you who wish to focus on the exciting interdisciplinary field of bioinformatics, which combines computer sciences, mathematics and biology. 

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Chemistry - Bio and Nano Materials

The Chemistry - Bio and Nano Materials specialisation from Uppsala University provides you with cutting-edge expertise through in-depth studies in the field of bio- and nano materials. The studies combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills in polymer chemistry, organic chemistry, chemical biology and more.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Biology

The Biology Master's programme is offered at the University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. Do you want to work with global challenges such as climate change, management of natural resources and sustainable food production for a growing world population? If so, you should apply for the master program in biology!

M.Sc. Molecular Biology

Are you interested in taking part in the new challenges of molecular biology? Then, the Master's Programme in Molecular Biology may be something for you. The programme will give you a solid background for further research studies, and a thorough base for the requirements that you can meet from employers outside the university.

M.Sc. Biology - Limnology - Ecology and Environment of Inland Waters

The MSc Programme Biology - Limnology - Ecology and Environment of Inland Waters at Uppsala University is the choice if you are aiming either for work at authorities and organisations dealing with nature conservation or aquatic resource management, work at environmental consulting agencies, or aiming at a research career in environmental science, aquatic science, or ecology.

Faculty of Science and Technology
M.Sc. Molecular Techniques in Life Science

This two-year Master’s programme in Molecular Techniques in Life Science at KTH Royal Institute of Technology prepares students for a professional research career in life science, with particular focus on molecular techniques for disease therapies and diagnostic tools, coupled with substantial training in data analysis (bioinformatics and programming). 

School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health
M.Sc. Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is a broad subject in which biology, medicine, computer science and statistics intertwine. The basis for bioinformatics is the massive amount of biological sequence data derived from genomic studies and structural biology and stored in large databases. Computational biology also involves mathematical modelling of biological systems. Bioinformatics is offered by Lund University.

Faculty of Science
M.Sc. Experimental and Medical Biosciences

The Experimental and Medical Biosciences master’s programme at Linköping University prepares students for a scientific career within the broad field of Life Sciences, with particular emphasis on understanding cellular and molecular mechanisms related to health and diseases.

Linköping University - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
M.Sc. Biology

Our Master’s programme in Biology is a great opportunity to gain a broad education and develop your own direction. You can choose courses covering subjects from cell and molecular biology through to ecology and behaviour. There is even the possibility to develop a multidisciplinary education by combining biology with studies in other subjects, including the humanities and social sciences.

Department of Biology Education