Course in Ecology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Program Description

Course in Ecology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Course - Ecology

Umeå University welcomes qualified students from Brazil as part of the Science without Borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras) programme.

Science without Borders is a Brazilian Government scholarship programme which aims to send 100,000 Brazilians in overseas higher education institutions over the next four years to study in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and creative industries at universities across the world.

During the 2013 and 2014, higher education institutions in Sweden will welcome a total of over 2,000 Brazilian students.Seats will beavailable at the undergraduate and postgraduate (master) level.

Overfishing, pollution, climate change – the course package in ecology gives you skills to identify and characterize ecological problems, plan and execute investigations. If you wish to get a more advanced knowledge of ecology to increase your possibilities to get an advanced job in a company or government or to merit yourself for future PhD studies, this is an education for you.

The course package in Ecology at Umeå University will give you an advanced knowledge of ecological theory necessary for planning and executing research and nature conservation. The education is closely linked to the research conducted at the department of Ecology and Environmental Science.

Most of the practical exercises have their focus on northern ecosystems, but the education is still highly international since general theory and global environmental problems like overfishing, forestry, river regulations, pollution and climate changes are central themes in many courses.

All master level courses are given in English. Our department is highly international, with undergraduate and graduate students from 10 countries including two from Brazil and PhD-students from 14 countries, among them one from Brazil.

The education gives skills to identify and characterize ecological problems plan and execute investigations and determine and study biological material. You will also learn how to analyze data statistically and how to present and interpret the results in a report. Graduates work after their studies with environmental issues or problems on private companies, for the authorities or continue with Ph.D. studies.

Education with Very High Quality

Swedish National Agency for Higher Education conducts reoccurring reviews and grading of the quality of the higher education in Sweden. In 2011 th agency reviewed and graded Earth Science among other fields of study.

The undergraduate and graduate education in Earth Science at our department where, together with the education in Geology in Lund the only ones that got the highest grade, Very High Quality, for both the undergraduate and graduate education.

We have been working very hard for many years to ensure that our educations are of the highest possible quality, and the grading by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education tells us that we have succeeded.

We are working in the same way, equally hard, and with the same means with our education in Biology that are currently being evaluated and graded by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education. We have every reason to believe that the education in Biology will receive the same grading, Very High Quality, for both the undergraduate and graduate education.

Special requirements

  • 90 ECTS-credits in Biology, of which 30 credits in Ecology.

  • English: IELTS/TOEFL 6,5/90.

Tuition fee

The tuition fee for the course package, 60 ECTS, is: 
SEK 135 000

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 10, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
10 months
Full time
135,000 SEK
Start date Sept. 2016
Sweden Umeå
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End date Request Info
Duration 10 months
Price 135,000 SEK