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|Start date:||September 2014|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The state of the environment and sustainable use of natural resources are the base for human wellbeing now and in the future. Therefore, environmental experts are increasingly needed to meet the challenges related to the environmental impacts of agriculture and food production, polluted soils, water quality, biodiversity decline, and other environmental issues.
The international and interdisciplinary Master´s Degree Programme in Environment and Natural Resources (MENVI) aims to educate environmental experts with outstanding scientific skills. The research and problem based education provides the student with an excellent basis for a career in environmental authorities, industries, as well as in research.
The programme consists of four specialist options: Agroecology, Environmental Engineering in Agriculture, Environmental Soil Science and Microbiology.
The English-language Masters Degree Programme in Environment and Natural Resources will admit a maximum of 16 students who satisfy the admission criteria. Applicants must choose their prospective major subject from among the following:
1) Plant Production Sciences, specialist option in Agroecology (three students can be admitted),
2) Agrotechnology, specialist option in Environmental Engineering in Agriculture (five students can be admitted),
3) Environmental Soil Science (three students can be admitted) and
4) Microbiology (five students can be admitted).
The programme is organised jointly by the departments of Agricultural Sciences and Food and Environmental Sciences at the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Helsinki.
The Master´s Degree Programme in Environment and Natural Resources (MENVI, 120 ECTS) consists of general studies, major subject studies, and multidiciplinary environmental studies.
The major subject studies include core studies in the study line selected by the student. The students choose the study line when they apply to the MENVI.
Read more about the degree requirements in the Content page and about the study lines in their own pages: Agroecology, Environmental Engineering in Agriculture, Environmental Soil Science or Microbiology.
See the following table for the preliminary structural breakdown of the programme:Master's Degree 120 ECTS General Studies Personal Study Plan, Academic Writing, Statistics, Bioethics, Work Life Orientation etc. 16 ECTS Major Subject Studies
Study line options:
Environmental Engineering in Agriculture
Environmental Soil Science
Agroecology advances sustainable development in agriculture and food systems, with focus on ecological sustainability. The courses focus on agroecosystems, agrobiodiversity, and production systems
Environmental engineering studies interactions between agricultural production and the environment and the methods for measuring and modelling them. Environmental engineering develops production methods and production systems which are both ecological and economical.
Environmental soil science focuses on processes and phenomena occurring in soil. The interactions of soil with plants, watercourses and air are studied using chemistry, physics and biology.
Microbiology is a multidisciplinary science on the biology of microbial organisms, which are too small in size to be seen at cellular level without magnification by a microscope. Bacteria, archaea, yeasts and other fungi, and microscopic unicellular animals (protists) and plants (algae) are traditionally studied by microbiologists.
The right to pursue a degree will be granted on the basis of application documents.
Applicants must enclose with their application form the following English-language documents:
The application form may contain programme-specific questions. Applicants may also be required to provide identification documents.
At its discretion, the Faculty may ask for further clarification of the documents submitted by the applicant. Applicants may be asked to provide further information.
|CAE score:||60 (Grade C)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||580|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||92|
The University of Helsinki is giving about 50 start-up grants to qualified students who are accepted to study in an International Master's Degree Programme. The amount of each grant will be 1000-1500 euro. The grants are not meant to cover living expenses, but we hope that the little extra money helps our new students to settle in Helsinki.
The International Student Grant is available for students who are admitted in 2013 into the programmes below:
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