This Master's programme has two specialisations; Limnology and Marine Ecology. It provides knowledge on current theories and models of aquatic ecosystems, the relation between watershed, atmosphere, lakes and streams, interactions between humankind and aquatic ecosystems, and water management. Practical training in laboratory and field methodology is also emphasised. Some of the courses contain week-long excursions where practical field studies are made; from hypotheses and preparations, via sampling, analyzing samples and data, and finally writing a report and perform an oral presentation.
Special features of the programme:
- Close collaboration with research groups on state-of-the-art scientific approaches to current environmental issues within aquatic ecology, including climate change
- Derivation of guidelines for sustainable fisheries management
- Hands-on laboratory training and risk assessment in ecotoxicological issues in aquatic environments
- Designing restoration projects in aquatic watersheds.
Bachelor s degree of at least 180 credits, of which 90 credits must be in science, including 5 credits in statistics and 60 credits in biology comprising cell biology, genetics, microbiology, ecology, botany and zoology, or the equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B from Swedish upper-secondary school.
English language requirements
Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.