Department of Biology Education

At the Department of Biology Education (BIG) we offer high quality education in which you can develop your knowledge, critical thinking and practical skills in close connection to world leading research. Our courses and programmes cover the breadth of biology from molecular life sciences to ecology. Make biology studies with us part fo your future.

Master's Programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Agriculture & Forestry (4)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (3)
Social Sciences (2)



Biology was one of the first subjects taught when Stockholm Univeristy was founded as lectures in botany and zoology were held in the spring of 1879. The first full time teacher at the university taught zoology. The general biology education began in the 1970's, partly due to new developing fields and partly as a response to changing needs in society and the jobmarket.


The Department of Biology Education offers Master's programmes covering the broad fields of biology. Most of our programmes offer a large degree of lexibility for you to taylor the programme to your interests and goals. All Master's programmes are tought in English.We also offer Bachelor level programmes, these are tought in Swedish.

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