MSc in Aquatic Ecology

General information

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

During the first year, students are introduced to the latest research in the field of aquatic ecology/marine ecology and will deepen their knowledge of marine microbiology, advanced systematics, and resources and ecology of marine waters. The function and evolution of different aquatic systems ranging from polar to tropical and from coastal to deep ecosystems are discussed in the light of the newest molecular advances in the field. Students are also introduced to simulation modelling and ecological applications that can offer solutions to complex management problems of water resources, including freshwater resources.

The second year is focused on a research project including a written thesis (30-60 higher education credits) with an appropriate advisor. The Masters thesis is carried out in fields related to research interests at the Marine Science Centre at Linnaeus University, including practicals giving the opportunity to apply acquired knowledge.

The selection of students who have applied is based on academic excellence and individual assessment. All applicants should apply via The application should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, diplomas and references.

Contact Person: Jarone Pinhassi (


The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0312 - Policy and governance", "0511 - Biology", "0512 - Biotechnology", "0512 - Toxicology", "0521 - Ecology", "0522 - Conservation and environmental management", "0532 - Physical and chemical oceanography


Venue: Linnaeus University
Kalmar, Sweden

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
391 82 Kalmar
351 95 Växjö



Tuition fee first semester: SEK 65.000
Tuition fee whole programme: SEK 260.000


General entry requirements for second-cycle 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.

Application Procedure:

Deadline for applicants: January 15

Applicatin code: LNU-F0595


Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science

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