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Experimental marine ecology

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: BIO451
Spring 2021
100% Day
Period: 25 March 2021 - 4 June 2021
2 Opens 15 September GU-21950
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course integrates zoology and botany and deals with ecological and evolutionary theories, and experimental design / statistics, with special emphasis on marine organisms. The course aims to use the ecological and evolutionary theories as models and predictive tools to formulate hypotheses that are then tested in supervised group work. The course offers a good preparation for the independent degree project because it deals with all aspects of the research process (critical evaluation of previous literature, formulating testable hypotheses, design and execution of experiments, statistical analysis, and written and oral presentation of results). The course comprises two integrated elements. A theoretical part with lectures and seminars deepens knowledge about, and understanding of, ecological and evolutionary theories, and experimental design / statistics. The experimental part of the course aims to apply your acquired knowledge through exercises and individual work.

This course is partly given at Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Infrastructure at Tjärnö, near Strömstad.

BIO266, Marine Biodiversity, 15 credits is recommended but not a requirement.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: 1) Approved education of 180 credits, corresponding to a Bachelor degree in Marine Science, Biology or Environmental Science. 2) Approved courses (MAR101-112+NTH001) within the first and second year of the Bachelor program in Marine science at the University of Gothenburg. At least 90 of the 120 credits must be passed. 3) Approved basic courses BIO900, Cell Biology 15 credits (ECTS), BIO905, Molecular Genetics, 15 credits, BIO910, Biological Form and Function, 15 credits, BIO915, Ecology and Evolution, 15 credits, and BIO920 Biodiversity and Systematics. At least 60 of the 75 credits must be passed. 4) Approved courses of at least 90 credits in the Bachelor programme in Environmental Sciences at the University of Gothenburg, including BIO915 Ecology and Evolution (15 credits). In addition to this, for all four alternatives, you need at least one approved advanced level course in biology, 15 credits, in a relevant subject. English 6/B or equivalent is also required.

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: 29 750 SEK
First payment: 29 750 SEK

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

Study Guidance

Peter Gulz, 031-7862524 eller 031-7862526 education@biology.gu.se


Department of Marine Sciences
Box 461
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Carl Skottsbergs gata 22 B

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