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MSc Ecology and the Environment

Linköping University
4 semesters
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Linköping
English

Program description

MSc Ecology and the Environment

In a world facing complex environmental problems, ecological understanding and a systems perspective are fundamental to finding sustainable solutions. If you are interested in nature and want to address global challenges, this program is the right choice.

By applying ecological theories and quantitative methods, you will learn how to identify crop management strategies for biological control, evaluate the preservation status of nature reserves, and analyse regional ecosystem services and how they interplay with social and economic systems.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of biology. The Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) shall be from an internationally recognised university.
  • 5 ECTS credits in the field of ecology
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test.

(Exemption from Swedish)


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Program content

Semester 1

Period 1

  • Methods in Ecology
  • Population Ecology: Theories and Applications

Period 2

  • Modelling of Biological Systems
  • Advanced Project Course in Ecosystem Service Valuation

Semester 2

Period 1

  • Ecological Applications in Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Case studies in conservation and sustainable development

Period 2

  • Internship in Ecology
  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Semester 3

Period 1

  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Period 2

  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Semester 4

Period 1

  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Period 2

  • Degree project - Master’s Thesis

Scholarships & funding

Linköping University (LiU) offers a limited number of scholarships to outstanding international students. For some programs and nationalities, it is also possible to apply for a scholarship through the Swedish Institute. There are also other funding opportunities for studies in Sweden.

For more information, please visit the website.

Tuition fees

SEK 252000 - NB: Applies only to students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland.

Qualification

Master of Science in Biology, 120 credits

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you can work with environmental and nature conservation issues such as the management of ecosystems, ecological communities, and populations to conserve life on land and below water. You may find employment with consultancy firms, government agencies, forestry companies, or international environmental organisations. You will also be well prepared for further postgraduate studies towards a doctoral degree.

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Linköping University 

Linköping University (LiU) was granted university status in 1975 and today has 32,000 students. including 2,000 international students. LiU rank among more than 20,000 universities in the world, both as a young university and in several subject rankings, such as...


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Why study at Linköping University

Linköping University welcomes students from all over the world, and English is widely spoken everywhere by its 2,000 international students, or about 6% of its student population. Many doctoral students and researchers are international.

We rank highly: LiU has been named as one of the world’s 200 best universities in education, materials science, sociology and electrical and electronic engineering, according to this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Good prospects: A degree from LiU makes you a highly sought after employee. An impressive 88% of our students are employed within 18 months of graduating.

Research that makes a difference: What makes Linköping University special is the lack of boundaries between different subjects and faculties, which has resulted in world-leading research environments and companies as well as a number of truly cross-disciplinary study programs.

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Linköping University

Linköping University
581 83 Linköping
Sweden

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