M.Sc. Environmental Science

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR458 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    EUR458 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • French ( Find a course )
| Genève, Switzerland
The Master in Environmental Science is offered through University of Geneva’s Institute for Environmental Sciences (ISE). ISE pool distinct disciplinary expertise and backgrounds from various faculties, including the Faculty of Science, the Geneva School of Social Sciences and the Geneva School of Economics and Management.



This Master program aims at interdisciplinary teaching and research within current dynamic and fast growing environmental fields such as climate, energy, water biodiversity, human ecology, urbanism, governance and health.

Bridging these fields is the cornerstone of the curriculum offered to students – committing themselves to environmental careers or to fundamental research – an interdisciplinary approach to environmental sciences based on natural sciences and economic as well as social sciences.

Ultimately the master’s program, enable the students to professionally navigate within complex and interdisciplinary environmental context far beyond the usual sectorial approach. This broad understanding of fields in natural sciences and economic and social sciences entailed in environmental management is a unique academic offering in Switzerland.

Specialisation Modules:
  • Biodiversity ecosystems and society
  • Climate, climatic impacts and governance
  • Sustainable development, urbanization and public action
  • Energy
  • Water sciences

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • EUR458 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • EUR458 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Tuition fee is 500 CHF per semester.
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

  • Interdisciplinarity and immersion
  • Fundamentals
  • Methods
  • Specialized courses
  • Elective
  • Dissertation

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the French language. Find French courses on Language Learning Portal.


A Bachelor degree in Science, Economics, Social Science, International Relations, Medicine, Law or another degree deemed to be equivalent.

HES (University of Applied Sciences) students who are specializing in environmental sciences are eligible for this programme, provided that their application is accepted and that they successfully complete additional courses, which may be equivalent to a maximum of 30 credits.

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