Master's at BIO
We offer seven different specialisations in our master's programme in biology.
What we offer
BIO has one master's programme in biology taught in English, with seven options for specialisation.
The various programmes and specialisations have different objectives and content, and contain some common and some different topics.
These are the specialisations offered in the master's programme in biology:
- Marine biology
- Fisheries biology and management
- Aquaculture biology
- Biodiversity, evolution and ecology
- Developmental biology and physiology
- Environmental toxicology
Geobiology is no longer a study programme option, but it is possible to specialise in Geobiology under microbiology and marine biology. It's also possible to specialise in nutrition through many of the other disciplines - especially aquaculture biology.
All MSc students have the course BIO300 Biological data analysis and research design as a mandatory part of their study.
In order to qualify for admission to this programme you must have completed a bachelor's degree in biology or equivalent. Your academic performance in biology is essential when considering whether you qualify for admission. Specific admission requirements related to the required academic background are listed under each specialisation.
Your master's project will be performed in one of our research groups or with one of our collaborative partners. The project/thesis makes up half the programme, one year. You must find a thesis research topic/project in collaboration with academic staff at the department. The available topics are decided from available supervisors and other resources. In general, thesis research topics are encouraged to contain field work, laboratory or computer analysis work, statistical or conceptual synthesis, and a write-up that puts the study and its findings into the context of previously published research.
Examples of our collaborative partners: