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Aquatic ecosystems

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2017

About the course

The course covers the physical, chemical, hydrological and ecological processes and their significance for aquatic ecosystem structure and function. Implications of element dynamics and stoichiometry of productivity initiatives and the importance of trophic interactions and the size structure of the population and community dynamics.

Application and eligibility

Aquatic ecosystems, 7.5 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Autumn Term 2017 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 28 August 2017


Lectures end during the week of 25 September 2017

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

120 ECTS including 60 ECTS in earth science / physical geography, or 60 ECTS in Biology or 60 credits Chemistry and 30 ECTS in earth science / physical geography and 15 ECTS in Ecology, or 60 ECTS Environmental Science and 30 ECTS in earth science / physical geography and 15 ECTS in ecology, or the equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A.  Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 18 April 2017. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee


Tuition fee, first instalment


Total fee


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Contactpersons for the course are:
Pär Byström, course coordinator