Master’s studies

Master Programme in Biology 2017/2018

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The Master Programme in Biology is a first-class programme that gives you the freedom to create your own profile. The broad range of courses in biology and biotechnology makes it possible for you to improve your personal competitiveness on the job market by obtaining the required subject depth and complementary knowledge within your education.

Why this programme?

The Master Programme in Biology offers many alternative course combinations, and you can choose from a number of specialisations that prepare you for research or professions outside the university. You can also choose to take courses outside your own specialisation.

Cell and Molecular Biology
You will obtain an in-depth understanding of molecular systems to interactions within complex systems and within cells and organelles. This course is suitable for pharmaceutical research and other biotechnical applications, as well as basic scientific research in cell and molecular biology. You can also specialise in microbiology or structural biology.

Ecology and Conservation
Within this specialisation, you choose among theoretical courses dealing with plants, animals and microorganisms and their interactions, together with vocational courses aiming at a future career in nature conservation within industry, the public sector or other organisations. You will become a practical nature conservationist with a firm theoretical base.

Environmental Toxicology
Here the entire chain of the impact of chemicals on nature is covered, from biochemical processes in living cells, via physiological effects on cells, organs and individuals to consequences at population and ecosystem levels. The programme has substantial applied aspects within fields such as risk assessment, environmental impact descriptions and the testing of chemicals.

Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolution Biology (MEME)
This is a research-oriented programme within evolutionary biology linked to the EU Erasmus Mundus scholarships. Applications for this specialisation are made via MEME (www.evobio.eu) where you apply for the programme and the scholarship simultaneously.

Evolutionary Biology
This specialisation is characterised by the integration of field, laboratory and theoretical studies, and embraces areas such as evolutionary ecology, genomics, macro-evolution, and developmental biology. Studies may also be turned towards biodiversity and systematics.

Genetic and Molecular Plant Science
The growth of plants, their development and interactions with the surroundings and other organisms (for example, symbioses) are studied in this joint education given by Uppsala University, Stockholm University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Applications are found within research, plant breeding, genetic engineering and biotechnology.

Immunology and Microbiology
This specialisation 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. For instance, we study what happens when the immune system overreacts and allergies or autoimmunity arise.

Limnology – Ecology and Environment of Inland Waters
The limnology specialisation provides an interdisciplinary study of physical, chemi­cal and biological processes and their interactions in freshwater ecosystems. The specialisation is linked to current research and has strong connections to professional activities related to the management of water resources.

NABiS – Nordic Master in Biodiversity and Systematics
This specialisation is jointly 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.

Degree

The programme leads to a Master of Science (120 credits) with Biology as the main field of study.

Programme

You will take courses within your specialisation, or prepare your own combined study plan. The programme will end with a degree project of 30 or possibly 45 credits.

Specialisations

  • Cell and Molecular Biology

    Understanding the molecular mechanisms behind the function, reproduction and communication of cells is fundamental for the understanding of multi-cellular animals and plants. Molecular biology is a basic tool in modern biology that provides you with knowledge of the biological systems at the molecular level. The combination of cell and molecular biology in this specialisation permits you to develop a deep insight into biological systems, from molecular interactions at the subatomic level to complex systems and their interactions in cells and organelles.

    The specialisation starts with the course Trends in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, which includes also a short introduction to your Master's studies.

    In the course Molecular Cell Biology, the lectures will be intertwined with the seminars and laboratory practicals to give you an overall knowledge about cells and cellular processes, and how to work with cells.

    Your choice of courses during your Master studies will permit you to prepare for research training as well as a career outside the university.

    Career opportunities
    The Master's degree is an entry port for PhD training in Sweden as well as abroad. Your most important merit in that respect is your degree project. With a careful choice of the courses and topic for your degree project you will leave this programme with a solid theoretical knowledge regarding molecular processes in cell as well as practical knowledge of the methods you need to study them.

    Most likely your primary work area will be in research and development in academia or industry, for instance in pharmaceutical industry and biotechnical industry, forensic medicine, diagnostics and agriculture industry. The training provided in applying solid theoretical knowledge to applied problems and projects, accounting for projects and studies orally and in writing, and being able to work in projects both individually and in groups, is valuable in all these areas of work.

  • Ecology and Conservation

    If you want to work within nature conservation or do research in ecology or conservation this is the specialisation to choose.

    As ecology deals with the interactions among organisms and their relations to the environment and is a meeting point for many biological fields of competence, this specialisation is to a large degree interdisciplinary. To understand the distribution and abundance of species it is essential to include courses in evolutionary biology. Nature conservation includes the preservation of genetic variation, and studies in genetics are crucial for many ecological issues. Both theoretical and applied discussions on biodiversity and species coexistence patterns require skills in species identification, and for some fields of ecology knowledge in earth sciences and chemistry are important.

    The first course covers general Ecology D. Students with a strong background in ecology can instead begin with one of the courses Evolutionary Processes or Limnology D. All these courses also include a short introduction to Master's studies.

    In the second course, Population and Community Ecology, you will plunge deep into ecological patterns and processes, topics that you have already encountered during earlier basic courses. Various themes are introduced in lectures and discussed in seminars, but most importantly you will work through these themes in projects. You will learn to use tools to analyse dynamics in populations and communities with examples drawn from both plants and animals.

    After the two opening courses, you select further courses depending on what career you aim at. A combination with Conservation Biology and Ecological Methods gives an excellent basis for nature conservation, and you will be well acquainted with modern programmes for environmental monitoring. You will be prepared to work at county administrative boards, governmental bodies as well as non-governmental organisations and corporations. The ambition is that students with this background should have a firm theoretical background that can be used to solve applied conservation problems.

    For those aiming at a research career, combinations with courses with a strong link to current research (e.g., Behavioural Ecology, Evolutionary Genomics) can be recommended.

    Career opportunities
    With carefully selected combinations of courses and choice of thesis work you will get a good basis for a future professional life within nature conservation. The place of work could be authorities at the local, regional or national level, as well as non-governmental organisations and private consultancies (a large part of conservation work is performed by such agencies). International work, for example within conservation organisations, is also an option. Your achieved solid theoretical knowledge will make you able to solve applied problems in ecology and conservation. Our focus in presentation techniques (writing reports, giving oral presentations and ample opportunities for discussions with fellow students and peers) is important for your future career.

    Not least, the degree is of course also a basis for PhD research in Sweden or other countries, and in this case your Master's thesis will be the most important document in your CV.

  • Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology

    MEME is a two-year research-oriented Master's programme for talented and motivated students who are interested in understanding evolution in all its facets. It is a joint project between four European universities (University of Groningen, Netherlands; Ludwig Maximillian's University of Munich, Germany; Uppsala University, Sweden; University of Montpellier 2, France) and Harvard University (USA).

    You can start your studies with a semester in either Groningen or Uppsala, and then move to either Montpellier or Munich for your second semester. In the third and fourth semesters, you can choose the partner university at which to carry out your individual research projects. Upon completion of the programme, students are awarded a double degree from two universities. Read more at www.evobio.eu.

  • Evolutionary Biology

    Uppsala University has been a major centre of biological research since the time of Linnaeus. This strong research tradition is manifested in the Evolutionary Biology Centre (EBC), where world-leading research ranges from ecology and biodiversity to evolutionary genomics and macroevolution.

    The distinguishing feature of the specialisation Evolutionary Biology is the integrative approach to evolutionary biology, including for example, evolutionary ecology, genomics, macroevolution, developmental biology and systematics. This requires an integration of field, laboratory and theoretical approaches by bringing together underlying disciplines that have traditionally been separated, such as molecular genetics and field biology. Hence, the programme starts with the two courses Evolutionary Processes and Evolutionary Patterns.

    Teachers at the programme are active researchers, and throughout the programme, there is a close connection between research and education. As a student you will gain first class subject knowledge, as well as training in analysis and problem solving. In the programme you will come into daily contact with researchers in the front line of international science. You will be able to benefit from their knowledge, experience their respective research areas and gain access to international contacts. You will also have a personal mentor who helps you to discuss and plan your future career and your choice of courses and research projects.

    The specialisation is based on collaboration of the Evolutionary Biology Centre (EBC) at Uppsala University and The Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies (CEES) at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Although the two programmes are separate, there are extensive possibilities for students to move between courses and supervisors at each university.

    Career opportunities
    Successful studies at the programme is an excellent basis for students who wish to pursue a research career (PhD) in any subject within the front-line of evolutionary biology.

  • Genetic and Molecular Plant Science

    The specialisation Genetic and Molecular Plant Science is a collaboration between Uppsala University, The Swedish Agricultural University and Stockholm University. The collaboration offers a high quality programme with an explicit orientation towards research where each educational institution contributes with its strong profile within the area. You will study at all three universities, but they are within commuting distance of each other.

    The goal of this specialisation is to reach an understanding of processes in living plants; growth, development and plant interaction with the environment (such as symbiosis) – knowledge that can be used in plant breeding, biotechnology or conservation issues. Knowledge about plants and their interactions are fundamental to work with sustainable development. This education is also an excellent basis for continued research within the area.

    The first course, Plant Growth and Development, is given at Uppsala University. It has a focus on the mechanisms at molecular, cell and organismal level controlling different phases of plant development. Plant growth and development are genetically programmed but to a large extent also controlled by external signals – an example is the many plant species that do not flower until they have been exposed to a period of low temperature. In addition to studying hormones and genetic functions, we also study how factors such as light and temperature affect the development of plants.

    The next course, Plant Biodiversity, Breeding and Biotechnology, is given by The Swedish Agricultural University and will cover biodiversity and selection, plant breeding, comparative genetics, biotechnology issues, and bioinformatics tools within the plant breeding area.

    The spring term will start with the course Plant-Microbe Interactions (Stockholm University), focusing on the interaction among plants and their environment, for example, symbiosis and effects on plants attacked by insects and microorganisms. Within this course there is also a five-week project work.

    During the second year you will choose your own set of courses and carry out a degree project of 30 or 45 credits.

    At each of the organising universities, high-class research in plant biology is conducted. The courses are organised jointly by prominent and engaged researchers. At Uppsala University, research within Plant Physiology is carried out mainly at the Evolutionary Biology Centre (EBC).

    Career opportunities
    The main goal of this specialisation is to enable you to prepare yourself for PhD studies and research in plant biology and related biological sciences, and for qualified assignments within private companies or governmental agencies and other organisations. You will automatically get a network of contacts within the three universities and through your teachers you can gain contacts within the international research community.

    The specialisation will give you knowledge and skills for a career as researcher, teacher or a qualified investigator within higher education and research, governmental agencies or private companies with a profile towards plant breeding, biotechnology or pharmacognosy. During the second year studying the courses of your own choice, together with the thesis project, gives you the possibility to develop your competence for a future career within for example communication/information or business.

  • Immunology and Microbiology

    This is the choice for you who want to become immunologists or microbiologists working with questions related to infection biology, and for you who want to become an active scientist working in these areas.

    The core of this specialisation is the immune system and how the various components of this complex defence system cooperate to detect and to remove infectious organisms. A key question in this field is how the immune system of humans and other animal species handle bacterial, viral and parasitic infections and how these microorganisms try to escape and elude over defence systems. Factors that influence disease transmission by animal and bacterial vectors are also discussed.

    Several of the major human and animal diseases are not directly caused by infectious organisms but by lack of tolerance to self-tissues, genetic defects in components of the immune system, over-reactions by the immune system or by difficulties for the immune system to detect differences between normal and transformed tumour tissues. Several of these immunological diseases have due to their severity and high prevalence become some of the major scientific challenges of this century. This programme specialisation also focuses on the study of these immunological diseases, their underlying causes and existing and potential future treatment strategies.

    The programme can also include studies in epidemiology, by taking courses in limnology and/ or ecology, which in a future perspective may be highly relevant for the battle against global infectious diseases. This is also an area which is currently part of many international aid programs.

    There is a joint starting course for the specialisations in Cell and Molecular Biology and Immunology and Microbiology. The course name is Trends in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, reflecting that it covers modern applications of molecular biology. The starting course also contains a general introduction to the Master Programme. Thereafter, the course Microbiology is recommended, but other options, such as RNA: Structure, Function and Biology and Structure and Function of Macromolecules are also available.

    The course in Immunology gets deep into the different cellular and molecular components of our immune system and how these cells develop from blood stem cells located within the bone marrow (stem cell research). You will also receive detailed information concerning how these cells communicate and how the molecular and genetic mechanisms involved in generating the enormous variability seen in immunoglobulin and T-cell receptors works This course also includes studies of how the immune system and various infectious microorganisms co-evolve, the arms race in immunity. A detailed description of the various diseases and other immunological phenomena, not directly caused by microorganisms will also be presented.

    Throughout the course Molecular Infection Biology you will receive detailed information concerning the battle between pathogens and our immune system from the perspective of the pathogen. The course includes description of various virulence factors of important infectious microorganism and how these factors influence the chances for our immune system to clear the infection. You will get an insight into how virulence factors spread and how massive use of antibiotics influences the appearance and possible increase in multi-resistant bacterial strains. One of the major future threats to our health and to the Medicare system is the appearance of bacterial strains that are resistant to all presently known antibiotics, a situation that already is on the way to occur. You will also learn how vaccines work and discuss future challenges and potential solutions to some particularly difficult problems in vaccine development.

    During the second year you can choose additional courses or combine a research training period and a degree project of 30 or 45 credits.

    The teachers on the individual courses that in this Master Programme are active scientists, ensuring that you will get an education that reaches to the absolute forefront of the respective field.

  • Limnology - Ecology and Environment of Inland Waters

    This is the choice if you want to have an education as an ecosystem ecologist with a focus on aquatic systems, either to work for local or regional authorities and consulting agencies, or to continue to do research within aquatic sciences.

    Limnology is a meeting place for many different areas of competence. To get an understanding about the structure and function of different types of aquatic systems and how the aquatic organisms relate to each other and to their environment, you need to have a good knowledge about the species of plants and animals that lives in and affects the systems. The view on aquatic systems is based on the EU Water Frame Directive, which implies that the drainage area is the starting point for the studies. This means that geological sciences (water cycling, climate and environmental conditions) and chemistry (such as cycling of nutrients in soil and water) are important help disciplines. Within applied limnology there is also a strong coupling to environmental conservation, ecotoxicology, water management and conservation.

    Regardless of the type of limnological professional carrier you have in mind, the base is a solid understanding of the structure and function of different types of aquatic systems. For that reason, the specialisation in limnology starts with the course Limnology D, where important processes within and between different parts of the aquatic system are penetrated. You will learn about quantitatively important species in different types of aquatic systems. Different types of lakes, such as nutrient-rich lowland lakes, nutrient-poor forest lakes, and running waters are studied. At the end of the course a synthesis of the content is done, partly by discussions in seminars and partly by a final field course. Students who already have a limnology course in their Bachelor's degree can instead choose Ecology, Toxicology or Evolutionary Processes as a starting course. In all cases, the starting course contains a general introduction to the Master Programme.

    In the second course, Applied Ecosystem Ecology, we want to pass on to you a way to work in which the drainage area is the base for planning of nature conservation and environmental protection. You will learn how to identify drainage areas, get an overview of different terrestrial/aquatic ecosystems, treat hydrological and biochemical cycles and the water transport of different substances. The studies are partly done in the field and we use GPS equipment and the geographical information system (GIS). The anthropogenic influence on aquatic ecosystems in the form of physical interferences, pollution, introduction of alien species and exploration of species populations are treated in detail. Most often expert teachers introduce the different topics in advanced lectures. The topics are afterwards discussed in seminars. Most important is that you are allowed to work and finalise each topic in a project that is presented before you continue to the next one.

    The next course, Aquatic Ecosystems, is given in close connection to the activities of the research groups at the Department of Limnology and treats aquatic food webs, biodiversity and its importance for ecosystem functions and ecosystem services, as well as biogeochemical cycles. This course includes the knowledge and skills required to meet the increasing need for limnologists in the sustainable development of society, within research and development as well as in the practical management of aquatic systems.

    The spring term ends with a course focusing on the Baltic Sea and includes its special environmental conditions for life, the influence from the shipping industry and the ecological consequences of the exploitation of its natural resources. You will plan, perform, and analyse an experimental investigation during the course.

    During the second year you can choose additional courses or combine a research training period and a degree project of 30 or 45 credits.

  • Environmental Toxicology

    Are you interested in how chemicals may affect humans and wildlife and how chemical hazards and risks are identified? If so, this is the right specialisation for you. After your Master's studies you can either work as an environmental toxicologist in a company or in an authority at the governmental, county or municipal level. You may also continue with doctoral studies in toxicology or ecotoxicology.

    For this specialisation we recommend that you start with a good knowledge in chemistry and animal physiology.

    The specialisation normally starts with a Toxicology course, but students who already have a strong background in toxicology may instead choose Limnology or Ecology. The starting course also contains a general introduction to the Master's programme.

    The next course, Ecotoxicology, deals with chemicals in the environment – for example their origin, fate, distribution and effects. Within this course, short projects focusing on current ecotoxicological problems will give you an idea about the job assignments of professional ecotoxicologists, for example, environmental risk assessment.

    During the first period of the spring term, Swedish students have the opportunity to take the course Miljö- och förvaltningsrätt för naturvetare, which is included in this specialisation because there is a need of this competence when working with risk assessment and management students who want a deeper molecular and/or physiological understanding and those aiming for PhD studies are advised to take a course within the areas molecular biology, neuroscience or immunology.

    The final course of the second term, Toxicology and Risk Assessment, will increase your knowledge in toxicology and give practical experience in human health risk assessment. This kind of competence is requested if you plan to work in authorities or in the chemical/pharmaceutical industry.

    During the second year you can choose additional courses or combine a research training period and a degree project of 30 or 45 credits.

    Career opportunities
    Studying this specialisation in environmental toxicology, you will acquire knowledge and skills that are requested in the society. Most likely the need of environmental toxicologists in private companies and in public institutions will increase in the near future due to the new chemical legislation within EU (REACH). Already today you can find environmental toxicologists at public institutions (e.g. Medical Product Agency, National Food Administration, Swedish Chemicals Agency, Environmental Protection Agency) and private companies within the environmental protection sector (e.g. IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, SWECO, Golder Associates).

  • NABiS - Nordic Master in Biodiversity and Systematics

    Biodiversity and Systematics concerns the multitude of organisms living on our planet and the evolutionary relationships among them. Far from all organisms have been discovered and described, and among the organisms we know, classification is still ambiguous. With molecular tools and morphological and anatomical observations, new species are continuously being identified and their relationship to other organisms disentangled. Molecular data also gives science an opportunity to answer fundamental questions about evolution. In this specialisation, students are trained to gain the systematic and taxonomic expertise needed in our society to be able to take action against the loss of biodiversity.

    This specialisation is directed to those of you who are interested in a career as nature conservation managers (public administrators or private consultants), officers at governmental agencies or non-governmental organisations (World Wildlife Foundation, Nature Conservation Organisations, etc.), managers of biodiversity infrastructures or want to pursue an academic career as museum curators or researchers.

    This specialisation is a collaboration among 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 education in systematics with an extensive network.

    Collaboration partners:
    The University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    The University of Bergen, Norway
    The University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    The University of Lund, Sweden
    The University of Oslo, Norway
    The University of Stockholm, Sweden
    The University of Tromsø, Norway
    The University of Uppsala, Sweden
    The University of Århus, Denmark

    Visit http://nabismaster.org for more information.

Learning experience

Biology instruction at Uppsala University is done in close connection to current research. All lecturers and tutors in the programme are also active researchers.

The courses provide factual knowledge and practical training in the form of laboratory work and field trips, as well as the ability to solve problems, think analytically and work scientifically. Communication training is integrated in the courses of the programme.

The Master Programme in Biology has a strong international character, and all courses are held in English.

Career

This Master Programme in Biology provides you with knowledge and skills required for a profession in the scientific industry, the public sector and entrepreneurship. You may also continue with doctoral studies.

Depending on your specialisation you can work with, for example, nature and environmental conservation at governmental agencies, NGOs and consultancy firms, or with product development or microbiological analyses at pharmaceutical and biotech companies. You can also work as a teacher or science journalist.

Admissions

You apply to all specialisations through universityadmissions.se except for the Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolution Biology (MEME); for this specialisation you apply through www.evobio.eu.

Cell and Molecular Biology

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M1130 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:

  • 40 weeks of full-time studies (60 credits) in biology; and
  • 20 weeks of full-time studies (30 credits) in chemistry.
Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:
  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Ecology and Conservation

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M1128 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:

  • 60 weeks of full-time studies (90 credits) in biology; or
  • 40 weeks of full-time studies (60 credits) in biology plus 20 weeks of full-time studies (30 credits) in chemistry or earth sciences.
Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:
  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Erasmus Mundus Master Programme in Evolutionary Biology

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-02-01

Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:

  • 60 weeks of full-time studies (90 credits) in biology; or
  • 40 weeks of full-time studies (60 credits) in biology plus 20 weeks of full-time studies (30 credits) in chemistry or earth sciences.
Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:
  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: See http://www.evobio.eu/selection-procedure for information about the selection procedure.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 57000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 228000

Evolutionary Biology

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M1127 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:

  • 60 weeks of full-time studies (90 credits) in biology; or
  • 40 weeks of full-time studies (60 credits) in biology plus 20 weeks of full-time studies (30 credits) in chemistry or earth sciences.
Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:
  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Genetic and Molecular Plant Science

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M1136 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:

  • 40 weeks of full-time studies (60 credits) in biology; and
  • 20 weeks of full-time studies (30 credits) in chemistry.
Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:
  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Immunology and Microbiology

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M1141 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:

  • 40 weeks of full-time studies (60 credits) in biology; and
  • 20 weeks of full-time studies (30 credits) in chemistry.
Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:
  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Limnology - Ecology and Environment of Inland Waters

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M1124 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:

  • 60 weeks of full-time studies (90 credits) in biology; or
  • 40 weeks of full-time studies (60 credits) in biology plus 20 weeks of full-time studies (30 credits) in chemistry or earth sciences.
Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:
  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Environmental Toxicology

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M1137 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:

  • 40 weeks of full-time studies (60 credits) in biology; and
  • 20 weeks of full-time studies (30 credits) in chemistry.
Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:
  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

NABiS - Nordic Master in Biodiversity and Systematics

120 credits

Autumn 2017 - 100 % - Campus

Location: Uppsala

Application Deadline: 2017-01-16

Enrolment Code: UU-M1131 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Requirements:
Academic requirements
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.
Also required is:

  • 60 weeks of full-time studies (90 credits) in biology; or
  • 40 weeks of full-time studies (60 credits) in biology plus 20 weeks of full-time studies (30 credits) in chemistry or earth sciences.
Language requirements
All applicants need to verify English language proficiency. This is normally attested by an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS with the following minimum scores:
  • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
  • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0–30) in written test and a total score of 90
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE
Exemptions for students from certain countries.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Contact and further resources

Biology Education Centre

EBC, Norbyv 14 / BMC, A8:1

Norbyv 14, 752 36 UPPSALA/Box 592, 751 24 UPPSALA

Fax: 018-471 4687 Fax: 018-471 4689

E-mail: info@ibg.uu.se

For programme-specific information, please contact: Brita Svensson master@ibg.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 28 79

Questions concerning admission: Fredrik Sundström master@ibg.uu.se

Telephone: +46 18 471 48 35

For general information about Master's studies at Uppsala University, please send an email to: masterprogrammes@uu.se