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Aquatic Ecology

To students admitted to the Master’s programme in Biology with specialization in Aquatic Ecology, 120 cr, autumn 2020

Dear Student

I am your study advisor and I wish you warmly welcome to Lund!

Programme information

The autumn term starts the 31’st of August 2020. The introduction meeting on the 31’st of August is compulsory!

Select courses for the autumn term and make a preliminary course of study


At Biology with specialization in Aquatic Ecology you find information about the recommended courses and the degree requirements for the programme. Please find a course overview for master's students in Biology on relevant courses (also outside the Biological field)  and in which period they are offer. Make a preliminary personal study plan for the autumn 2020 and spring 2021 (and autumn 2021 if you want) and write back for advise on your plan. Choose among the advanced level courses that you find in the course overview. You also have the option to take courses from other departments at Lund University, as 30 credits are optional, For instance GIS. Some students also include courser from other universities, contact me for information. Not everything needs to be decided now, except for the first course/courses. Please note that some courses might have other prerequisites than the master’s programme in Aquatic Ecology!

The courses

The schedule for a specific course will be available on the course web-pages around 5 weeks before the courses start. You always find the old schedule to look at until the current one has been published. Please note that most courses have compulsory activities almost every day. Do not plan e.g. travelling on “school days” because if you miss a compulsory activity, without a legitimate reason, you may not be able to complete the course until the following year.  You must always attend the first day of the courses you are accepted for.

Important dates

The autumn term starts the 31st of August 2020 until the 17’ th of January, 2021. Christmas Holiday is December 19nd 2020 until January 6th 2021. Spring term 2021 starts the 18th of January until the 4th of June. Easter break is April 1-5. There is also a holiday the 30th of April to 1st of May (“Valborg” and Labor day) and the May 13 and 14 (Ascension Day). The autumn term 2021 will start on August 30, 2021


Please find more information at Degree seeking Masters student 2020


Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. I look forward to seeing you in Lund!


Lotta Persmark, Study advisor in Biology at Lund University Email: Lotta [dot] Persmark [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se



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