Master's Programme in Ecology and the Environment, 120 credits

In a world facing complex environmental problems, ecological understanding and a systems perspective are fundamental to finding sustainable solutions. If you are interested in nature and want to address global challenges, this programme is the right choice.

Ecology and the Environment, Master's Programme

Autumn 2020, Full-time, Linköping

Closed for late application

Ecology and the Environment, Master's Programme

Autumn 2021, Full-time, Linköping

By applying ecological theories and quantitative methods, you will learn how to identify crop management strategies for biological control, evaluate the preservation status of nature reserves, and analyse regional ecosystem services and how they interplay with social and economic systems.

Collaborative research

Ecology courses at LiU have a research perspective and are based on cases where you work closely with fellow students, teachers, and researchers in a collaborative atmosphere. As a student, you take part in outstanding research in, for example, conservation ecology and sustainable development. You will sharpen your skills in experimental design, theoretical thinking, modelling, systems analysis, and scientific communication.

Internship and one-year thesis

During a six-week internship and in your one-year thesis project, you will have the opportunity to go deeper into areas of your interest and to establish a professional network for your future working life. Possible thesis subjects include biodiversity, species interaction in food webs, and nutrient cycling.

Syllabus and course details
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A detailed syllabus, curriculum and information on courses, including literature, can be found in our study information database via the link below. For entry requirements and tuition fees, please click the ”Show more” tab at the top of the page.

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Did you miss our webinar? Play it back to hear Programme Coordinator Karl-Olof Bergman and first-year student Niklas Lindell discuss the programme structure, examination forms, the master’s thesis, job opportunities, and what it’s like to live in Sweden.

Career opportunities
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As a graduate, you can work with environmental and nature conservation issues such as the management of ecosystems, ecological communities, and populations to conserve life on land and below water. You may find employment with consultancy firms, government agencies, forestry companies, or international environmental organisations. You will also be well prepared for further postgraduate studies towards a doctoral degree.

Alumni insights
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Camilla - Sweden - Project manager and environmental leader, Skanska

Former student of the master's programme in Ecology and the Enviornment.

”The programme was very diverse and educative. Many of the modules were hands-on and gave a bigger understanding of the complexity of nature and the environment. This has helped me in my current work where it is important not to jump to conclusions – some measures that we take can lead to significant long-term impacts on the environment. One must get the broader picture before opening a new working site or making changes in a current one.”


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Application & admission
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