BIG offers degree projects in several subjects (Ethology, Mircrobiology etc) and scopes (30, 45 and 60 ECTS credits). The project can be conducted at a university department, a company, government agency or other organisation. Read more about finding a project.

Before you start

Before you can begin your degree project you must apply, get accepted and register for a suitable degree project. It is also important that you carefully read through the Instructions Degree projects (230 Kb) .

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When you start

The degree project consists of two parts, the project plan and the project work. The aim of the project plan is to make sure you understand the tasks involved before you begin the project work and that you gain experience in formulating a scientific hypothesis.

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When you have got going

The project work involves working independently with guidance from your supervisor to complete the tasks set out in your project plan. The aim is that you should be able to perform a scientific study and lead a scientific discussion within a part of the biological subject area.

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When you are close to the end

You present your work for examination both orally and in writing. The written part should be in the form of a scientific article including a popular summary and an ethical and societal reflection. The oral examination is in the form of a seminar normally held at the research department, and is open to colleagues at the deparment, students as well as family and friends.

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Eligibility for Master's degree and PhD studies

A completed degree project is a requirement for the Master's degree. In general 30 credits is enough to qualify for a Master's degree. At most you can include 60 credits of degree projects in your degree. A completed degree project is also a requirement for eligibility for postgraduate studies in biology at Stockholm University.