The oceans comprise over 70% of the surface of the Earth. They contain a richness of environments from the arctic ice wastes, the archipelagos of the Baltic and the tidal plains along the coasts of Europe, to coral reefs and abysses, far deeper than Mount Everest is high. The oceans include inexpressible ocean expanses where most of the production of the oceans takes place, but which are nevertheless called "ocean deserts". These many-faceted environments contain a rich plant and animal life that has adapted itself in different ways to the shifting conditions – there is an enormous diversity here. Oceans not only offer us rich and fascinating environments, they also offer us riches. Exploitation of the oceans takes many forms: healthy food is caught and farmed there, coastal areas are used for recreation, huge quantities of goods are transported across the oceans, and they are important receivers of waste. The resources are often used so intensively that the effects are frightening: eutrophication, over-fishing, toxic effects, and the loss of habitats.
Knowledge of oceanic processes that, and of how we influence them, are two preconditions for a broad understanding of the environment of the Earth. The program consists of elective courses compulsory a degree project for 30-60 hp (1-2 terms). This work can be carried out at Stockholm University, at the university field stations on the Baltic (Askö) or west coast (Tjärnö), in collaboration with an authority, or connected to a project in the tropics. The programme is a suitable preparation for research education or for future work with issues of the aquatic environment at, for example, environmental authorities, county administrative boards, municipalities, industry, etc.
PROGRAMME CODE: NMABO
APPLICATION CODE: SU-56049
Students are not required to pay application fees or tuition if they can document that they are:
- Exchange students at Stockholm University. (You are exempt from paying application and tuition fees for studies conducted as part of the exchange agreement.)
- Swedish citizens or permanent residents
- Swedish temporary residence permit holders for reasons other than studying
- EU/EEA or Swiss citizens
- PhD student (in the process of applying or already registered)
After completing training on the program, student visas are expected:
• Knowledge and understanding in the main area of education, including both broad knowledge
in the field, which has a deepened knowledge of certain parts of the field and in-depth insight into
current research and development work,
• In-depth knowledge of methodology in the main area of education,
• the ability to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to analyze, assess and manage complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information,
• the ability to critically, independently and creatively identify and shape issues, to plan and to
adequate methods carry out qualified tasks within given time frames and thereby support knowledge development and evaluating this work,
• the ability to clearly and verbally and in writing, both nationally and internationally, and
discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments that underlie them in dialogue with different people groups,
• Skills required to participate in research and development work or to work independently in
other qualified activities,
• Ability to make assessments with regard to relevant in the main area of education
scientific, social and ethical aspects as well as show awareness of ethical aspects in research and
• insight into the possibilities and limitations of science, its role in society and people's responsibility for how the open, and
• The ability to identify must be further knowledge and responsible for the development of knowledge.
Bachelor's degree in Biology including Ecology, floristics and faunistics 15 ECTS credits (BL2015) or the equivalent. Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or the equivalent.
General entry requirements
To meet the entry requirements for master's level (second cycle or graduate) studies, you must have been awarded a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognised university.
Specific entry requirements
You must be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by taking an internationally recognised test, such as TOEFL, IELTS, etc. Previous upper secondary studies or university studies completed in some countries can also meet the requirement. Check the website of the university where you would like to study for more information about language requirements as they decide what level is required for Master's courses and programme.
For more information about how to meet the requirement, please see English language requirements.
Other specific requirements
In addition to the requirement described above, there may be other specific entry requirements for the course or programme.These are outlined in individual course or programme descriptions which can be found on the university's website. You can go directly to these individual course or programme descriptions from your search results here at Universityadmissions.se. Just click on 'More information' under each course and/or programme in your result list.