After completing a two year master’s programme of 120 credits, you will be awarded a Master of Science degree. The master's programmes are open to students with a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent. Regardless of if you want a broad degree which opens up a wide range of career paths or a highly specialised degree on the front line of science, you can find it at Stockholm University.  Take a look at the comprehensive list below and choose one of our 31 study programmes, within our four subject areas.
 


 

Biology

Chemistry

Earth and
Environmental
Sciences

Physics, Mathematics
and Computer Science

Biology
 

 

 

Biodiversity and Systematics
Provides students with the skills to work with biodiversity and its conservation in the future. It covers biodiversity, systematic theory and key taxonomic tools and skills. The participating universities are Gothenburg, Lund, Stockholm, Uppsala, Copenhagen, Aarhus, Oslo, Tromsö and Trondheim.

 

Biology
A flexible programme for those who want to tailor their education in biology by selecting courses most relevant to their field of studies from these faculties. The programme can also include workplace experience.

 

Ecology and Biodiversity
Combines compulsory courses – biological statistics, experimental design and science, evolutionary ecology, conservation ecology and biodiversity – with specialized courses in plant ecology, applied marine conservation biology, molecular ecology, landscape ecology and plant- animal interactions.

 

Ethology
Examines how animals communicate and solve conflicts, the social structure of animal communities, pair formation and reproduction, and how competition and cooperation develop. The programme includes lectures, seminars and practical studies both in laboratories and at our research station.

 

Genetic and Molecular Plant Science
Deals with the theoretical importance of plants in a framework of environmental protection, industrial research and legislation. Provides training in planning and executing plant-related research projects. A collaborative programme between Stockholm University, Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.

 

Marine Biology
Students will gain knowledge of oceanic processes and how we influence them - two preconditions for a broad understanding of the environment of the Earth. Within this programme, degree prjects can be carried out at Stockholm University and at the university field stations on the Baltic (Askö) or the west coast (Tjärnö).

 

Microbiology
Covers pathogenic microbes, biological diversity, evolution, and biotechnology, etc. The overall goal is to give students a deeper understanding of how bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa interact with the environment and affect biological systems at molecular, cellular and organism level.

 

Molecular Life Sciences
Molecular Life Sciences are the study of the structure, function and regulation of biological systems at molecular, cell and organism level. Courses include cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, microbiology, developmental biology, molecular physiology, and immunology.

 

Molecular Techniques in Life Sciences
Given at the SciLifeLab, this programme focuses on cutting edge methods in bioinformatics analysis of big data, combined with state-of-the-art techniques used in modern high- throughput molecular biology, and how to translate biological findings into diagnostic tools and novel treatments.

 

Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development
Enhances students' knowledge of the complex interactions between social and ecological dynamics at different scales. The challenges and approaches of social-ecological systems, systems theory and resilience thinking, and governing and managing social-ecological sytems, are covered in-depth.




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Analytical Chemistry
Focuses on identification and quantification of chemical compounds. Students study different topics of the “Analytical Chain”, including analytical methodology, techniques for sampling, separation and spectroscopic methods, instrumental techniques, handling, processing and data evaluation.

 

Biochemistry
Students are trained in scientific method, experimental planning and carrying out independent research. Subjects covered include proteins – their structure and the folding process, targeting and turnover, and structure and function – and biological membranes with respect to structure and dynamics.

 

Environmental Chemistry
Students get an in-depth understanding of organic environmental contaminants, their structure, function, sources and emissions, distribution, transformation and fate in the environment. Courses cover theoretical, analytical and practical aspects of environmental chemistry.

 

Materials Chemistry
Focuses on the design and control of the relationships between structure, composition, processing and the properties of materials. The design of nano structured materials – molecular building blocks, templating molecules, nano-particles and functional molecules – features heavily.

 

Molecular Biophysics
Provides a molecular view on the phenomena of life and a thorough education in experimental and theoretical biophysical methods. It includes both theoretical courses, which provide a background for understanding biophysical principles, and more experimental courses.

 

Neurochemistry with Molecular Neurobiology
Focuses on the molecular function of the nervous system. It gives students a multidisciplinary background in neurochemistry, molecular neurobiology, peptide chemistry and recombinant techniques. It consists of compulsory and specialized courses, and an in-depth research project.

 

Organic Chemistry
Designed to cover most of the department’s highly successful and internationally recognized research. Students will learn how small molecules can be produced, what they look like and how they interact with each other, for example, in complex biological systems.

 



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Environmental Science
Students will acquire a solid education in a natural science with environmental relevance, an understanding of the societal aspects of environmental problems, and learn about the tools at their disposal to resolve environmental problems in a scientific manner.

 

Environmental Management and Physical Planning
This programme gives you a systems based perspective on the environmental issues, focusing on planning processes, international and transnational problems, using tools like GIS and systems analysis. The compulsory courses are Applied Environmental Modelling, Case Studies of Environmental Impact Assessments, Environmental Management in Planning and International Environmental Issues.

 

Geological Sciences
Students study the processes that control the Earth as an integrated system at both timescales of anthropogenic relevance and timescales timescales of hundreds to millions of years. Focus lies on the faculty’s research strengths – marine geology and geophysics, petrology and tectonics, and biogeochemistry.

 

Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources
Looks at hydrological and hydrogeological processes, the main water cycle components and the spreading of dissolved substances/pollutants in water. It covers the methods for quantifying and handling uncertainty, probability and risk, as well as environmental and ecological economics.

 

Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology
Provides in-depth knowledge about climate and environmental changes, in different timescales and in different geographical regions. It includes studies on how ice sheets and glaciers shape the landscape and begins with an excursion to northern Fennoscandia

 

Geomatics with Remote Sensing and GIS
Focuses on the Earth and environmental sciences and develops students’ skills in remote sensing, GIS, methods for modelling, explorative data analysis and visualization. Compulsory courses include applied remote sensing, landscape analysis, map projections and digital photogrammetry, among others.



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Astronomy
Begins with a broad base in astronomy and astrophysics, followed by advanced courses in astronomy observational techniques, gas dynamics, stellar structure and evolution, astrophysical radiation, cosmology and galaxies. Studies include research, teaching and image processing.

 

Atmospheric Sciences, Oceanography and Climate
About our atmosphere and oceans and how they interact to create the Earth’s climate. Students can choose to explore large-scale wind and ocean currents, biochemical cycles, air-ocean/land exchange processes, the occurrence and transport of chemical constituents in the atmosphere, radiation and cloud formation. Both complex computer models of the climate system and instrumental techniques can be applied.

 

Computational Physics
Designed to teach physicists how to construct and apply numerical models to complicated physical phenomena. Electricity and magnetism, statistical physics phenomena, mathematical methods of physics, and analysis and model programming are all covered in the programme.

 

Mathematics
This is a joint programme between KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University. Students choose courses from algebra and geometry, analysis, topology and discrete mathematics, and complete compulsory courses in scientific methodology and mathematical communication.

 

Mathematical Statistics
Designed for students who have a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics or mathematical statistics and wish to extend their knowledge in mathematical statistics. It’s an excellent preparation for doctoral studies, and/or a solid foundation for a professional career in this field.

 

Physics
Three courses are compulsory – programming and computer science, statistical methods, and physical measuring techniques. Other courses include atomic physics, molecular physics, nuclear physics, particle physics, optics and laser physics, condensed matter physics, quantum mechanics and statistical physics.

 

Theoretical Physics
Provides a solid foundation in the techniques of modern physics, particularly quantum field theory, statistical mechanics and advanced numerical methods. Areas of specialization include cosmology, string theory, general relativity, condensed matter physics and quantum information.