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International biodiversity resource management

Master's level | 5 credits | Course code: BIO468
Spring 2020
100% Distance
Period: 26 March 2020 - 17 April 2020
2 Opens 16 September GU-21052
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

In this course you will gain insight into a number of international conventions relating to the conservation of biodiversity. We also discuss the EU directives dealing with sustainable development and how they are implemented in the Nordic countries. You will learn about Red-listing as classification system and its scientific background. We also discuss how biodiversity can be preserved in situ and ex situ, and the role gene banks and museum collections play. In an individual project we focus on species that are highlighted by an international convention or national law. For a species of your choice you describe the biological background, the specific conditions that led to its status as endangered, and the protection that the species is given by international laws and agreements.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: University studies of at least three full years, equal to a Bachelor’s degree in Science in Biology or Environmental Science and at least one in depth course in systematics of 10 credits in any organism group. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 9 700 SEK
First payment: 9 700 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Peter Gulz, 031-786 2524 eller 031-786 2526


Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences
Box 463
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Medicinaregatan 18

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