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  Aquatic Ecology, Master Programme

Linnaeus University    Masters programmes

Full time August MSc 2 years full-time
Biological Sciences (4) Environmental Sciences (13)

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Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of aquatic ecology with the Master Programme at Linnaeus University. Delve into the intricate ecosystems of oceans and freshwater bodies, crucial for managing our planet's water resources. This international programme offers a multidisciplinary approach, covering topics like aquatic microbiology, marine ecology, and environmental policies. Through cutting-edge research and hands-on experience, you will explore diverse aquatic systems, from polar to tropical regions. The second year focuses on a research project, culminating in a thesis under expert guidance. With a strong emphasis on academic excellence, the entry requirements include 90 credits in Biology/Ecology/Microbiology and proficiency in English. Prepare for a rewarding career as a researcher, educator, or consultant in aquatic ecology and sustainable environmental strategies. Experience the vibrant student city of Kalmar, situated by the sea, offering a unique blend of academic excellence and coastal charm.

About the course

Both the ocean and freshwater bodies cover more than 70% of the planet and over 40% of the human population lives in coastal areas. One of the challenges for future researchers and decision makers is to understand the functioning of the aquatic systems for a better management of water resources.

The Master of Science in aquatic ecology is a programme at the advanced level, equivalent to 120 higher education credits. The programme is international, multidisciplinary and oriented towards current topics in aquatic microbiology, marine ecology and environmental policies.

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Entry Requirements

General entry requirements for second­cycle studies and specific entry requirements:

• 90 credits in Biology/Ecology/Microbiology including an independent project/degree project worth at least 15 credits or the equivalent.

• English B/6 or equivalent.


Tuition fee, first payment: 77,500 SEK

Tuition fee, total: 309,600 SEK

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Each year Linnaeus University offers scholarships to outstanding students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland through the programme "Linnaeus University Scholarships" and "Linnaeus University Scholarship for Current Students"

Information about Scholarship Opportunities at Linnaeus University
Linnaeus University offers two differens scholarship programmes for the moment, Linnaeus University Scholarship and Linnaeus University Scholarship for Current Student.

Linnaeus University Scholarship programme is offered for students who study master programmes. Students can only apply for this scholarship before commencing the programme.

Linnaeus University for Current Students is offered for students who are already enrolled in a two- or three-year lasting programme at Linnaeus University. Students can only apply for this scholarship after commencing the programme.

What does the scholarship include?
Up to 75% reduction of the tuition fees for the rest of the programme. The scholarships is initially granted for one semester, but will automatically be extended for the duration of the study program (2 up to 4 semesters), provided that study results are satisfactory.

What does the scholarship NOT include?
The scholarship does not cover living costs or other costs.


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