We offer three different master programmes that are fully adapted to the standards set by the European Bologna model. The programmes are open to both Swedish and international applicants.
In late October 2010 Biology in Uppsala obtained a renewed Excellence Ranking by the German Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE). The CHE ranking is meant to serve as an aid for students in search for a suitable Master programme at a European university. In fact, based on student questionnaires, Uppsala was rated the very highest among all European universities that were part of the biology survey.
Master in Uppsala
Uppsala University has a long tradition of international collaboration in education and research and an excellent reputation worldwide. The teachers are active researchers, and as a student here, you will come into close contact with the frontlines of international science. Biology research and education has been a central part of Uppsala University ever since the 18th century, when the world famous botanist Carl Linnaeus was a teacher and professor at the university. From the days of Linnaeus until the present, Uppsala University has welcomed international students.
A two-year master degree at Uppsala University consists of 120 credits. In total 60 of these credits must be in your main field of study. A degree project of at least 30 credits must be included in the degree. In order to obtain a master within any of our programmes you must also check the requirements for your degree project, since those may differ between different programmes. You can find all the syllabuses and studyplans at the faculty web pages.
Application to master programmes
If you are a citizen within the EU/EEA region you do not need a visa for studying in Sweden and you can apply until April 15. You are eligible to be admitted if you fulfil all requirements, which are listed under the respective programme and specialication, and can show proof of a finished Bachelor´s degree at the latest when the programme starts (in late August). Still, it is prefered that you apply already for the January 15 deadline, since the handling of your application in that case is simplified. Note! The application process starts already in late October.
For Swedish and Nordic students, or international students that already have a permanent residence permit valid in Sweden, application deadline to the master programmes is also April 15.
Applications are handled through the Swedish Council for Higher Education via their website www.universityadmissions.se.
You can find answers to your questions in our FAQ.
Master's programme in Bioinformatics
The master's programme in bioinformatics combines biology, computer science, and mathematics to solve biological questions with the help of cutting edge computing.
Master's programme in biology - nine specialisations
This master's programme has nine specialisations, from molecular biology to ecology. There are ample opportunities for individual selection of courses, to prepare for a career in e.g. biotech industry, governmental organisations or for academic research.
- Cell and molecular biology
- Ecology and conservation
- Ecosystems and Aquatic Ecology
- Environmental toxicology
- Erasmus Mundus - master in evolutionary biology (MEME)
- Evolutionary biology
- Genetic and molecular plant science
- Immunology and microbiology
- NABiS - Nordic master in biodiversity and systematics
Master programme in Molecular biotechnology
The master programme in molecular biotechnology is no longer provided (the last program start was the autumn 2016).
For older students: Read more about the MSc in molecular biotechnology
Master Programme in Applied Biotechnology
Uppsala University is the premium choice for your biotechnology studies. This programme combines courses in economics, project management and entrepreneurship with in depth biotechnology studies.
If you have trouble choosing which one is the right programme for you, we have prepared a comparison table which may serve as a further guide for tentatively choosing the right programme. Note however that it is very important that you also read and compare all the detailed information available on the respective programme pages before finally deciding and placing your application!
It is particularly important that you thoroughly compare alternatives if you are primarily interested in either of Applied Biotechnology or Biology: specialisation Cell and Molecular Biology.
IBG hosts a valedictory ceremony in the end of the programme.