We offer Master's programmes in a large spread of areas within biological sciences, ranging from basic science to industrial or agricultural applications. Here you can study for example applied biotechnology, biophysics, evolutionary biology or infection biology.

You might also be interested in specialising in cell and molecular biology, ecology and conservation, ecosystems, environmental biology or immunology to name a few of our programmes.

As a Master's student at Uppsala University, you will take advantage of the university's strong environment for research, as it is an essential part of our Master's education. Therefore, our programmes are perfect for you whether you decide to pursue a research career or work with concrete problems.

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The biology section at Uppsala University is one of the world's leading research and science departments. Our research in biological sciences includes distinguished projects from large to small, covering a wide range of fields such as animals, ecosystems and molecular processes.

The broad coverage of biological sub-disciplines creates an exciting potential for interdisciplinary research and enables us to offer advanced courses in many fields. The departments in biology provide a dynamic environment with an highly international community of students, postdocs and faculty.

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Why Uppsala University?

Uppsala University is recognised around the world as a leading, first-class university dedicated to advancing science, higher education and international student mobility.

As one of Sweden’s most internationally prominent institutions of academic education, research and scholarship, Uppsala University’s foremost aim is to safeguard and pursue the open and unbounded quest for knowledge.

If you have what it takes, and you want to be part of our mission, Uppsala should be one of your top choices in Europe.

See why Uppsala University is an excellent choice for you.

Current rankings

#82 - Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023 (the Shanghai ranking)

#105 - QS World University Ranking 2023

#140 - Times Higher Education 2023

#12 - QS World University Ranking: Sustainability 2024