Master in Ecology and Population Genetics

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Programme Description

Ecology and Population Genetics (ECOGEN), Master of Science (2 years)

  • High-quality research as a basis for ecology and genetics of endangered species
  • Relevant skills in molecular ecology and bioinformatics
  • Combination of fieldwork in the arctic and subarctic and in old-growth boreal forests and mires as well as molecular lab work

International master’s degree program in Ecology and Population Genetics (ECOGEN) is a two-year program concentrating on conservation issues and population genetics of endangered animals and plants.

The two-year program has two specialization options:

  • Ecology
  • Genetics

Optional courses make it possible to widen your expertise into:

  • Aquatic Ecology
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Plant Evolutionary Genomics

The master’s program is based on high quality and productive research in the fields of evolutionary ecology and genetics. Field research stations in natural reserves, as well as Biodiversity Unit, offer great opportunities for courses and research.

The study environment is multicultural. ECOGEN provides positions as a trainee or a master’s thesis student, and an excellent background for Ph.D. studies.

The skills gained in the master’s program offer you a solid academic training and essential knowledge on wildlife conservation ecology and genetics, as well as their management. After graduation, you are capable of evaluating risks, conducting management on small populations of endangered species, and doing research in the field and in a lab. You are able to use molecular and bioinformatic tools.

Possible titles include

  • Project Manager
  • Researcher
  • Planning Coordinator of Conservation Issues
  • Conservation Biologist

Students applying for the program must have a B.Sc. degree in biology or in closely related fields.

Last updated Mar 2020

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