Master's Programme in Biology, 120 ECTS

Second level


Study pace 100%
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English
Special eligibility requirements
Bachelor's degree in Biology, including Cell and Molecular Biology, Botany, Zoology, Ecology and Physiology of a total of at least 60 ECTS credits. Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or equivalent.


If you want to taylor your own education in Biology, this is the programme for you. Choose freely among all our biology courses, and even combine with other subjects for a multidisciplinary education. For more information see education website.

Area of interests: Information only in Swedish

Information only in Swedish



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.


Education events

Autumn 2018

Study pace 100 %
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
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

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-56586