Master of Science in Aquatic Ecology Linnaeus University
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Both the ocean and freshwater bodies cover more than 70% of the planet and over 40% of the human population lives in coastal areas. One of the challenges for future researchers and decision-makers is to understand the functioning of the aquatic systems for better management of water resources.
The Master of Science in aquatic ecology is a program at the advanced level, equivalent to 120 higher education credits. The program is international, multidisciplinary, and oriented toward current topics in aquatic microbiology, marine ecology, and environmental policies.
Master of Science (120 credits) with specialization in Aquatic Ecology. The main field of study: Biology.
This is Linnaeus University
Linnaeus University is a modern, international university in southeast Sweden. We are located in two nature-loving cities, one by the Baltic sea and one surrounded by lakes in the greenest city in Europe. More facts about Linnaeus University:
- Founded in 2010 through a merger between Kalmar University and Växjö University;
- Located in Kalmar and Växjö;
- 44,000 enrolled students;
- 2,200 enrolled international students;
- 6th largest university in Sweden in terms of the number of students;
- 780 partner universities in more than 80 countries;
- 100-degree programs on the first-cycle level, 8 of them taught in English;
- 80-degree programs on the second-cycle level, 35 of them taught in English.
In Kalmar, Linnaeus University is located in the city center. Universitetskajen is entirely newly-built and located just next to the sea. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.
The city center is also where most students live. Everything is available within a ten-minute bicycle ride, regardless of whether you want to take a swim in the sea, study, do some shopping, or work out. Historical buildings and cobblestone streets give charm to the city. When it is sunny, the area next to Kalmar Castle’s moat is filled with studying and sunbathing students. Student life is a natural part of Kalmar. This is where your dream of the future begins!
The program is designed to prepare professionals interested in the field of aquatic ecology and sustainable environmental strategies for future careers as researchers, educators, decision-makers, and consultants.
During the first year, students are introduced to the latest research in the field of aquatic ecology/marine ecology and will deepen their knowledge of marine microbiology, advanced systematics, and resources and ecology of marine waters. The function and evolution of different aquatic systems ranging from polar to tropical and from coastal to deep ecosystems are discussed in light of the newest molecular advances in the field. Students are also introduced to simulation modeling and ecological applications that can offer solutions to complex management problems of water resources, including freshwater resources.
The second year is focused on a research project including a written thesis (30-60 higher education credits) with an appropriate advisor. The Master's thesis is carried out in fields related to research interests at the Marine Science Centre at Linnaeus University, including practicals giving the opportunity to apply acquired knowledge.
The selection of students who have applied is based on academic excellence and individual assessment. All applicants should apply via universityadmissions.se. The application should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, diplomas, and references.