MSc Marine Science

General information

We live on Planet Oceanus. More than 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by the oceans, the heat capacity of the oceans is several hundred times larger than the atmospheric, ocean primary production rivals the terrestrial, life started in the oceans and 40% of the world (human) population still lives closer than 50 km from the coastline. 

The oceans remain one of our few unknowns, while marine exploration continues at an unprecedented scale. Fuelling this exploration is our ever increasing exploitation of the oceans. Do you love the ocean? Do you want to contribute to a knowledgebased and sustainable future? Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree in marine science, oceanography, marine biology, marine chemistry or marine geology? Then you should come to Gothenburg, Sweden. 

The marine science master’s programme gives you the theoretical and practical tools to work with marine tasks. You will get a broader interdisciplinary understanding of the marine system and you will deepen your expertise within your discipline.

The program has one mandatory 15 credit course. This course deals with marine projects, including marine measurement techniques and methods. Students without a marine background are strongly encouraged to start with a basic course in marine science. Each student will get an individual study plan including courses in physical oceanography, marine biology, marine chemistry or marine geology, depending on the background of the student. See link (and links therein) for information on suggested courses within the different fields.

The individual study plan also includes a thesis project, which is carried out in cooperation with one or several marine researchers. The thesis project should be 30, 45 or 60 ECTS. A master’s degrees requires a total of 120 ECTS.

Contact Person: Barbara Casari (svl@marine.gu.se)

Content

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

0511 - Biology", "0532 - Marine Geology", "0532 - Physical and chemical oceanography", "0731 - Marine spatial planning

Venue

Venue: University of Gothenburg
Gothenburg, Sweden

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences
Medicinaregatan 18, 40530 Göteborg

Application

Open from
16 Mar 2019 to 15 Jan 2020

Cost:
  • Application fee: 900 SEK
  • Full programme cost: 238 000 SEK
  • First payment: 59 500 SEK

EU/EEA CITIZENS, SWEDISH RESIDENCE PERMIT HOLDERS AND EXCHANGE STUDENTS DO NOT PAY FEES. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se 


Prerequisites:

REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor's degree in one of the subjects; Marine Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Oceanography or Earth Science at an accredited University, including at least 90 ECTS in the major subject, including a project work.

Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

SELECTION: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.


Application Procedure:

To apply for this programme please follow the online application system with all the necessary information about the application procedure and required documentation.

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Qualification: Master of Science

Credits:
Scheme: 
hec (or ECTS)
Value: 
120
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