Nordic Master´s Programme in Biodiversity and Systematics, 120 ECTS

Second level

Facts

Study pace 100%
Study time Daytime
Study form Distance
Language English
Special eligibility requirements
Bachelor's degree in Biology or equivalent. Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or equivalent.

Description

NABiS – The Nordic Masters program in Biodiversity and Systematics aim at providing you with the taxonomic skills needed to work on Biodiversity and its conservation in the future. Taxonomy is the science of species and their evolutionary relation…

NABiS – The Nordic Masters program in Biodiversity and Systematics aim at providing you with the taxonomic skills needed to work on Biodiversity and its conservation in the future. Taxonomy is the science of species and their evolutionary relationships. The programme provides an intellectually challenging learning environment with roots in a research group at your university of choice and a wide range of courses, distributed across the Nordic countries. The courses, combining theoretical studies with practical elements, will be taught as a combination of assisted e-learning and intensive field or lab sessions where students and teachers meet for a short period of time at the host university or at a field station. The programme offers a total of 24 courses that can be divided into four categories: Biodiversity – identification, Biodiversity – classification, Systematic theory, and Tools and skills. Master projects will be 30-60 ects long and be performed at your home university. Design your personal study plan by selecting courses of your choice. Universities participing are: Sweden – Univ of Gothenburg, Univ of Lund, Univ of Stockholm, Univ of Uppsala, Denmark – Univ of Copenhagen, Univ of Århus, Norway – Univ of Oslo, Univ of Tromsö and Norwegian Univ of Science and Technology (Trondheim). For more information see: www.nabismaster.org

NABiS is directed to students who are interested in a career as Nature conservation manager, officer at government agencies (Swedish biodiversity Centre etc.) or non-gevernmental organizations (WWF, etc.) manager of biodiversity infrastructures (GBIF etc.) or want to pursue an academic career as Museum curator or university researcher.

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Area of interests: Information only in Swedish

Information only in Swedish

Subject

Biology

Biology means the study of life and living organisms including their structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, distribution, diversity, their interaction with their environment and their presence in time and space. There are many subdivisions and topics within Biology such as: molecular biology, cell biology, microbiology, genetics, botany, zoology, ethology, faunistics, floristics and ecology. An education in biology not only gives you basic knowledge in biology, but also an understanding of relationships between structure and function on various biological levels and it also gives you a grasp of the processes that control the evolution of the organism. Biology is an experimental subject, meaning it alternates theoretical studies with practical exercises such as laboratory work and field trips. Examples of laboratory work include analyzing DNA molecules, producing bacteria or studying preparations of various tissues under a microscope. Dissections and experiments with living organisms are a part of an education in biology, however, an option without animal experiments within the zoology moments is also available. You will be able to study animals and plants in their natural habitats as well as participate in practical ecological field work through different field trips and excursions. Stockholm University has access to three field stations located in interesting nature areas: Tovetorp in Södermanland, Askö in Trosa Archipelago and Tjärnö on the west coast of Sweden.

Biology

Education events

Autumn 2018

Study pace 100 %
Study time Daytime
Study form Distance
Language English.

Selection: Grades of academic courses, motivation letter, research ideas for thesis and the relevance of previous studies in relation to the programme

Start period: Period 1 - starts during the first half of the semester

Location: Stockholm

Number of on campus meetings: 15

Additional information: Application deadline 15 January..

Tuition fee

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
First instalment: 70000 SEK
Total course/programme fee: 280000 SEK

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
Appl.code: SU-56585