M.Sc. in Ecology and Biodiversity, Sweden 2019

Stockholm University

Study in:Sweden
Deadline: 15 January 2019


Evolutionary ecology and experimental design are important aspects of a program where you will have opportunities to study empirical ecology in both the field and laboratory.

Reasons to choose the Ecology and Biodiversity program offered by Stockholm University

  • Increasingly seminar based teaching provides many opportunities for interaction and discussions
  • Broad training integrating evolutionary theory with experimental and analytical skills
  • Flexibility to shape your studies to your own interests and career aspirations

The Master’s program in Ecology and Biodiversity includes courses covering Evolutionary Ecology, Biodiversity, Experimental Design, and Science in Biological Research and Investigation. There is plenty of space within the program to allow you to choose from a selection of additional elective and optional courses so you can pursue a program adapted to your chosen interests and career aims.


A Master’s degree in Ecology and Biodiversity opens up many career possibilities within academia or the public sector. On completion of this program you will be eligible to apply for PhD studies. The program gives a sound background for work concerning conservation and ecology, in for example, forestry and agriculture, fishing and hunting or within administrative authorities working with nature conservation issues.

Program Structure

Courses Ecology and Biodiversity included:

  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Biodiversity: Patterns and Processes
  • Animal Diversity – Invertebrates
  • Animal Diversity – Vertebrates
  • Applied Marine Conservation Ecology

Academic Requirements

  • The Ecology and Biodiversity program requires a solid background in Biology, and a basic understanding in Ecology and/or Evolution. Specifically we expect the equivalent of a Bachelor in Biology, including half a semester of Ecology or Evolution.
  • Equivalent to our Bachelor’s degree in Biology including Ecology II, or, Evolutionary Biology.


  • Scholarships offered by Stockholm University – The scholarship scheme at Stockholm University is aimed at especially qualified students coming from countries outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland and who are required to pay tuition fees for studies.
  • Scholarships offered by the Swedish Institute – The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly-qualified students from certain countries.
  • Scholarship opportunity for students from the University of Tokyo – The Kungstenen scholarship makes it possible for a student graduated from the University of Tokyo to study a fully-funded master’s programme at Stockholm University.
  • Scholarships offered by other organizations.

Detailed Program Facts

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