Master of Science Programme in Biology - nine specialisations

The Biology programme has several specialisations characterised by a starting course and one or several other profile courses. You should choose one course per period. Where alternative starting courses are given, the course is selected based on student background. The headings are links to pages with more information.

When you have taken the mandatory courses for your specialisation you may choose from the list of courses in English within the master programme in biology.

Cell and Molecular Biology

Period 1, starting course
Trends in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 15 credits - 1BG369

Period 2
RNA: structure, function and biology 15 credits - 1BG388
Structure and Function of Macromolecules 15 credits - 1BG349
Genes, brain and behaviour 15 credits - 1BG344
Microbiology 15 credits - 1BG307

Period 3
Molecular Cell Biology 15 credits - 1BG320

Period 4
Functional genomics 15 credits - 1BG322

Year 2, period 1
Protein Engineering 15 credits - 1BG301


Ecology and Conservation

Period 1, starting course
Ecology D 15 credits - 1BG382
Evolutionary Processes 15 credits - 1BG373
Limnology D 15 credits - 1BG505

Period 2
Population and Community Ecology 15 credits - 1BG309

Period 3
Conservation biology 15 credits - 1BG318
Behavioural ecology 15 credits - 1BG319

Period 4
Ecological methods 15 credits - 1BG324


Environmental toxicology

Period 1, starting course
Toxicology D 15 credits - 1BG381
Ecology D 15 credits - 1BG382
Limnology D 15 credits - 1BG505

Period 2
Ecotoxicology 15 credits - 1BG308

Period 3
Miljö- och förvaltningsrätt (Swedish) 15 credits - 1BG211
Optional course

Period 4
Toxicology and risk assessment 15 credits - 1BG509


Erasmus mundus Master in Evolutionary Biology (MEME)

The first term at Uppsala University starts with the summer school in evolutionary biology and then continues with two compulsory courses:

Period 1, starting course
Evolutionary processes 15 credits - 1BG373

Period 2
Evolutionary patterns 15 credits - 1BG306

Period 3
Groningen, Munich or Montpellier

Period 4
Groningen, Munich or Montpellier

MEME students will also follow the course Current Trends in Biology (journal club).
In addition, students can choose to follow additional advanced courses at Uppsala University. For a list of these check the list of evening courses.


Evolutionary Biology

Period 1, starting course
Evolutionary processes 15 credits - 1BG373

Period 2
Evolutionary patterns 15 credits - 1BG306

Period 3
Behavioural ecology 15 credits - 1BG319
Population Genomics 15 credits - 1BG508

Period 4
Evolution and Development 15 credits - 1BG397


Genetic and Molecular Plant Science

Period 1, starting course
Genetic and Molecular Plant Science 15 credits - 1BG511

Period 2
Genetic diversity and plant breeding (the Swedish Agricultural University)

Period 3
Molecular plant-microbe interactions (Stockholm University)

Period 4
Functional genomics 15 credits - 1BG322


Immunology and Microbiology

Period 1, starting course
Trends in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology 15 credits - 1BG396

Period 2
Microbiology 15 credits - 1BG307

Period 3
Immunology 15 credits - 1BG313

Period 4
Molecular Infection Biology 15 credits - 1BG323


Ecosystems and Aquatic Ecology

Period 1, starting course
Limnology D 15 credits - 1BG505
Ecology D 15 credits - 1BG382
Evolutionary Processes 15 credits - 1BG373
Toxicology D 15 credits - 1BG381

Period 2
Applied Ecosystem Ecology 15 credits - 1BG305

Period 3
Aquatic ecosystems, 15 credits - 1BG506

Period 4
Baltic sea – ecology and natural resources - 1BG507


NABiS

You take courses (mainly distance courses with field course meetings) at different Universities (Gothenburg, Stockholm, Uppsala, Lund, Oslo, Trondheim, Tromsø, Copenhagen,  Aarhus) and have your home department and work space where you would prefer to do your degree project.  You work with your degree project over a longer period alternating the degree project work with courses.

Mandatory starting courses:
Alpha taxonomical principles, 5 c (on another website - distance course given by Gotheburg Uni)
Fundamental and molecular systematics, 10 c, 1BG393 (Uppsala)

Other Uppsala courses:
Informatics toolbox for systematics, 5 c, 1BG395
Fungal diversity and evolution, 10 c, 1BG376

Read more about the courses in the programme page