MSc in Ecology - Aquatic Ecology path

General information

If you have a bachelor degree in biology and wish to get a more advanced knowledge in ecology to increase your possibilities to get an advanced job within companies and governments or the merit yourself for future studies as a PhD student, the master programme in ecology is something for you.

The master programme in ecology will give you an advanced knowledge of ecological theory necessary for planning and executing research and nature conservation. The education is closely linked to the research conducted at the department of Ecology and Environmental Science. Most of the practical exercises have their focus on northern ecosystems but the education is still highly international since general theory and global environmental problems like overfishing, forestry, river regulations, pollution and climate changes are central themes in many courses.

The programme gives skills to identify and characterize ecological problems plan and execute investigations and determine and study biological material. You will also learn how to analyze data statistically and how to present and interpret the results in a report. All courses in the master programme are given in English.

As the first course you can chose between Forest Ecology and Aquatic Ecology. You will also read Ecological Dynamics and Analyses of Ecological Data. In addition to that, you will chose between a number of different ecological courses on advanced level and up to 30 ECTS in other subjects. Suggested path:

Year 1:  - Forest or Aquatic Ecology
             - Ecology Dynamics
             - Analysis of Ecological Data
             - Ecosystem Management

Year 2: Courses Free of choice and/or Thesis.

Contact form: Johan Olofsson (Programme Coordinator)

Learning outcome:

The programme gives skills to identify and characterize ecological problems plan and execute investigations and determine and study biological material. You will also learn how to analyze data statistically and how to present and interpret the results in a report.

Content

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

0511 - Biology", "0521 - Ecology", "0522 - Conservation and environmental management", "0831 - Fisheries

Venue

Venue: Umeå University
Umeå, Sweden

Application


Cost:

With a few exceptions, all citizens of countries outside of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay application and tuition fees for education at undergraduate and advanced level.
For most degree programmes rates are SEK 90,000–135,000 per year. Programmes in architecture, design, and fine arts range from SEK 270,000 to SEK 330,000 per year.

Umeå University offers a limited number of scholarships to students from outside the EU/EEA.

The Swedish Institute administers numerous scholarships each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden.


Prerequisites:

Degree Requirements
A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university with a major in Biology, including at least 90 ECTS -credits in Biology, of which 30 credits in Ecology. 

Language Requirements
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A:

  • (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0.
  • TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4.
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section.

Application Procedure:

Master's Programme in Ecology
Term: Autumn Term 2016
Programme type: 100%, Normal Studies
Eligibility: A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university with a major in Biology, including at least 90 ECTS-credits in Biology, of which 30 credits in Ecology. If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester (for more information, see http://www.umu.se/english/education/master/eligibility). Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section). Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
Selection: Academic credits
Programme location: Umeå
Language of instruction: English

Application code: UMU-05002
Application: Intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Notification of admission will be sent in mid-July 2016. For further information. Submit a late online application. You will be transferred to universityadmissions.se. 


Grant Opportunities:
  • Umeå University offers a limited number of scholarships to students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The Swedish Institute administers numerous scholarships each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden.

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Assessment:

Each course has two exam opportunities. The first exam is given at the end of the course and the second exam, for those not achieving a pass on the first attempt, is offered three to four weeks later. Additional exams are also offered in August before the semester starts.


Qualification: Master of Science

Credits:
Scheme: 
ECTS
Value: 
120
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