Nordic Master's


– Biodiversity and Systematics



​​​​​​At this specialization you will join the Nordic Master’s Program in Biodiversity and Systematics (NABiS). NABiS is an educational collaboration between 7 of the biggest universities in Scandinavia, focusing on taxonomic skills needed to work on biodiversity and its conservation in the future. As a student at this specialization you may do all your courses within the NABiS programme. The programme offers a total of 17 courses that can be divided into four categories. The curriculum should include at least one course from each category. Thesis work may extend over several semesters and be interspersed with courses giving practical or theoretical training.

The specialization Biodiversity and Systematics is designed to tailor individual student's interests and goals. The elective portfolio offers a wide range of subjects, and courses are continually updated to reflect developments in all areas of biodiversity and systematics research. The thesis is a substantial element of work that focuses learning on an area of particular interest to the student.

The Nordic Master’s in Biodiversity and Systematics provides an intellectually challenging learning environment with roots in a research group and a wide range of courses, distributed across the Nordic countries, combining theoretical studies with practical elements. The courses will be taught as a combination of assisted e-learning and intensive field or lab sessions where students and teachers meet for a short period of time at the host university or at a field station.

Students are admitted to the university at which their thesis work is supervised. At the time of admittance each student, together with the tutor, establish an individual curriculum designating the courses to be included in the master’s degree. Each course in the programme is offered by only one of the cooperating universities. Students apply for admission to courses listed in their curriculum at the particular universities hosting them.

For more information about the NABiS-programme: Nordic Academy of Biodiversity and Systematic Studies - NABIS