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Degree Project in Biodiversity and Systematics

Master's level | 30 credits | Course code: BIO705
Autumn 2021
100% Day
Period: 30 August 2021 - 16 January 2022
2 Opens 15 March GU-11257
Spring 2022
100% Day
Period: 17 January 2022 - 3 June 2022
2 Opens 15 September GU-21259
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course involves an in-depth contact with research on biodiversity and systematics. The student performs, under the supervisor's guidance, a scientific project, which may consist of theoretical or experimental work. Planning, execution and completion of the project must take place in an independent way, and the work must include studies of specialized literature in the field.

Three weeks after course start, at the lastest, the student should hand in a synopsis describing the contents of the planned project in the form of questions to be asked and the appropriate background to motivate them. The thesis is presented in writing in the form of a an essay or a scientific paper as well as orally at a seminar at which the work is defended. The opponent is a fellow student at the same level of education.

A series of seminars in presentation techniques, mainly aimed at oral and popular scientific presentation is included in the course. Those who wish can also be trained in written presentation technique.

The student is otherwise expected to participate in the department seminar series and relevant group meetings.

To be registered on the course, the project must be approved by the examiner.

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Course Syllabus


Requirements and Selection

Requirements: To be eligible for the course a Bachelor's degree in Biology, Molecular biology or Environmental sciences with focus on biology is required.In addition the courses BIO401 Alphataxonomical Principles (5 ects) given by Gothenburg University and 1BG393 Fundamental and molecular systematics (10 ects) given by University of Uppsala, and available within NABiS - Nordic Masters Programme in Biodiversity and Systematics, or equivalent courses, must be completed.

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: 60 500 SEK
First payment: 60 500 SEK

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

Study Guidance

Peter Gulz, 031-7862524 eller 031-7862526


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

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