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Master´s Degree Thesis in Biology

  • Number of credits 60 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

During the course, the student conducts and presents a scientific investigation by applying knowledge and skills acquired during previous studies. The working process will be similar to a work setting. The student will review scientific literature, and analyze and evaluate results and theories within the subject of choice. The investigation will be presented in a written report, which will also be defended at a seminar.

Application and eligibility

Master´s Degree Thesis in Biology, 60 hp


Lectures begin on week starting 3 September 2018


Lectures end during the week of 3 June 2019

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

180 ECTS credits including one of the courses Forest Ecology 5BI155, Arctic ecosystems 5BI126, or Aquatic ecosystems 5BI180 and Aquatic Systems Ecology 5BI181, one of the courses Evolutionary Biology 5BI097 or ecological dynamics 5BI135 and course analysis of field data 5BI171, as well as a degree thesis at bachelor level, or equivalent.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5. When 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



The online application opens 15 March 2018 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

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


Contact us

Contactpersons for the course are: Micael Jonsson, course coordinator

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