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Biology, General - Master Programme

Master's programme2 years120 credits

The general Master´s programme in Biology gives you an opportunity to design a personal study plan. You choose from around 30 second cycle courses in biology. Field trips and laboratory work are integated parts of the majority of the biology courses at Lund University, with excellent facilities.

Special features of the programme:

  • Broad range of courses covering subjects from cell  biology to organismic biology,  ecology and evolution
  • Close connections to research in an international environment
  • Long experience in offering courses in English and well developed student exchange programmes
  • Integration of theoretical analyses with strong training of laboratory skills and field work
  • Freedom to design your own study programme and specialisation

Career prospects
The knowledge and skills you will gain on this programme open doors to employment within many sectors of academia and society. Employment can be found within agencies concerned with environmental protection issues, education or consultancy. The programme also provides a solid grounding that prepares you for further postgraduate studies.

Students who wish to study within the Nordic Master's Programme in Biodiversity and Systematics (NABIS) http://nabismaster.org/ can apply for the General Biology programme at Lund University. The students have access to a number of qualified courses that are organized by a consortium of universities from Sweden and Norway. The courses are partially netbased and partially based at research stations around the Nordic countries. 

More information can be found at http://www.biology.lu.se/education/masters-programmes/biology/general-masters-programme-in-biology

Applied for autumn 2019 studies?

All supporting documents and the application fee (if applicable) are due by 1 February!

Contact

Department of Biology
Ekologihuset, Sölvegatan 37, 223 62 Lund
Ekologihuset, Sölvegatan 37, 223 62 Lund
+46 46 222 38 10

Study advisor: Lotta Persmark, lotta [dot] persmark [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se, +46 (0)46 222 37 28

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Bachelor s degree of at least 180 credits, of which 90 credits must be in science, including 15 credits in chemistry, 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.

Selection criteria

based on grades awarded for previous academic courses, as well as a statement of purpose for the application and qualifications from research/work of relevance to the study programme (from the applicant s Summary sheet ).

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.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

Apply

Important dates

Start Autumn semester 2019

Study period

Application

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

September 2, 2019 - June 4, 2021

Closed for applications

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
 

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline
     

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.

Programme-specific documents

In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must also submit a "Summary Sheet" (PDF 36 kB) when you apply for this programme.

 

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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000

First payment: SEK 72 500

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations

Applied for autumn 2019 studies?

All supporting documents and the application fee (if applicable) are due by 1 February!