Master of Science in Ethology

General

Programme Description

Our Master of Science in Ethology provides a solid grounding in the entire subject as well as a deeper insight into the latest research. The evolution, genetics, and function of behavior form the foundation from which you will study specific topics, including animal cognition and human behavior. You will gain skills and experience in research methods and analytical techniques, which open up a wide variety of career possibilities.

Reasons to choose

  • Broad education in Ethology suitable for diverse careers involving animal behavior
  • Excellent opportunities for practical studies in the laboratory and at Tovetorp research station
  • Flexible program allows you to create your own direction based on your interests

Programme structure

The Master of Science in Ethology will give you a strong foundation in Ethology, including animal cognition and human behavior. The elective and optional courses create flexibility in the program allowing you to adapt your studies to your chosen career path.

First year

  • Ethology II
    Animal Cognition
    Human behavior: Biology and Culture
    Elective courses

Second year

Optional course(s) and degree project (30 or 45 credits)
or
Degree project 60 credits

Career prospects

A Master of Science in Ethology opens up a diverse range of career opportunities. Completion of the Master’s program gives you eligibility for PhD studies.

Beyond being an important academic subject ethology is highly relevant in careers where an understanding of animal behavior is important, including animal parks and zoos, animal husbandry and animal welfare and environmental agencies.

Why Stockholm University?

Studying at Stockholm University makes a difference

Stockholm University is one of the 100 highest-ranked universities in the world and Sweden’s largest institution of higher education with top-quality education and outstanding research in a wide variety of fields.

Our campus is situated in the Royal National City Park, just minutes away from the centre of Stockholm city. Stockholm has recently been rated the safest capital in Europe and is famous for its many green and clean areas. Stockholm is leading in areas such as social welfare, equality, IT, sustainability and innovation. Known for being an open society, Sweden is also ranked second in the world in the Social Progress Index.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for the program we require the equivalent to Bachelor's degree with a major in biology, including ethology. In addition, you are required to show English proficiency equivalent to the Swedish high school level.

Application and tuition fees are required unless you are EU/EEA citizen or have long-term/permanent residency status in Sweden (or temporary residency for reasons other than studies).

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

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