Environmental Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The Environmental Science programme at Aalborg University offers you the opportunity to participate in the development of new processes and technology, which can form the base for sustainable energy production and resource management.


Is it your dream to work towards an environment where health is a key issue? Are you interested in solving the environmental challenges that we are already facing? And do you think it is fun to work with different issues in an interdisciplinary manner?

Degree Designation

Master of Science In Technology

If you hold another qualifiying education than a BSc in Engineering, for instance a Bachelor in Biology, you can enroll in the Master of Science in Technology programme in Environmental Engineering.

The Environmental Science programme can also be studied as a Master of Science in Engineering. Applicants who hold a BSc in Engineering can apply for this programme.

About the programme

The Aalborg University programme is cross disciplinary, and you use your knowledge within chemistry, physics, biology, and microbiology to investigate and solve environmental challenges in cities, industry, agriculture and nature.

Within Environmental Engineering, you can for instance work with energy from biomass and waste, biological air cleaning in industry and animal farming, methods for rapid detection of bacteria in drinking water, biological methods for assessment of water quality in rivers and lakes or improvement of indoor climate in buildings at contaminated soil sites.

Programme Structure

During the Environmental Engineering programme, competences and tools that you will need to actively participate in the development of our society in a sustainable direction.

1st semester
  • Human Impact on the Environment

  • Global Change Biology

  • Environmental Soil Science and Geostatistics

  • Experimental Hydrogeology

2nd semester
  • Ecosystem Analysis and Management

  • Marine Pollution

  • Modelling the Aquatic Environment

  • Wastewater Treatment

3rd semester

Students choice of topic - You have the possibility of starting your thesis work for a 1 year thesis. During this semester you are free to choose a topic to your liking possibly in collaboration with your supervisor.

4th semester

Master's thesis. Here you may continue your work from the previous semester, or you may choose a different topic.

You can choose to follow all four semesters or one or two of the first three semesters. In order to get the full Master's degree, it is required that you follow all four semesters.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

The programme is offered as a Master of Science in Engineering programme and a Master of Science in Technology programme. The two programmes provide you with the same professional competencies, but they are different in terms of the students' educational background and the focus of project work.

Master of Science in Engineering

In order to apply to the Master of Science in Engineering programme, you are required to have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in:

  • Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental Planning, Environmental Biotechnology or the like.

Master of Science in Technology

In order to apply to the Master of Science in Technology programme, you are required to have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in:

  • Biology or the like.

Please make sure you send your application form and further documentation via post to the International Office by the required deadline.

Furthermore please note the official language requirements for international students applying to Aalborg University are:

  • IELTS (academic test): 6.5
  • TOEFL (paper-based): 550
  • TOEFL (computer-based): 230
  • TOEFL (internet-based): 80
  • Cambridge ESOL: C1

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12420 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12420 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

92,200 DKK

Living costs for Aalborg

5790 - 8150 DKK/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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