Applied Environmental Science, M.Sc.

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  • 12 months
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Halmstad University ,
The Master’s Programme in Applied Environmental Science at Halmstad University focuses on natural conservation, water resources, environmental health and assessments as well as sustainable management of natural resources.
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Do you want to raise your skills and abilities and prepare to work on solutions for the challenging environmental issues of today and thereby participate in the process to make a better future for both humans and the environment?

The courses address future environmental challenges from different perspectives where ecological and environmental knowledge and green innovations are the tools towards a sustainable future. A central issue in this programme is how scientific results can be applied to solve environmental problems by forming management procedures combatting the adverse effects of human disturbances such as climate change, chemical pollution and eutrophication. Thus, scientific knowledge and applications will lead to a better environment in the future, locally and globally.

During the year you will gain insight in environmental management projects with examples from all over the world. Courses include both theoretical and practical tasks and many subjects are thoroughly discussed during series of seminars including ongoing research projects lead by senior scientists within environmental science. You are expected to devote a large part of your time to working on case studies, individually or in small groups. Finally, you will carry out your Master’s thesis which will comprise 15 ECTS credits. It may be performed within a research project at Halmstad University or can consist of an extensive literature study analysing in depth a subject or answering a question related to an environmental issue. This can be an environmental issue of specific importance e.g. in your home country.

Programme Structure

Compulsory courses
  • Ecology and Water: Applications and Innovations
  • Scientic Methods oriented towards Natural Sciences
  • Environment and Health: Risk Assessment and Management
  • Research Methods in Ecology and Environmental Science
  • Master’s Thesis within Environmental Science
Optional courses
  • Environmental Challenges and Green Innovation
  • Sustainable Water Resources Management
  • Practical training in applied environmental science


''Filosofie magisterexamen med huvudområdet miljövetenskap'' with the English translation Degree of Master of Science (One year) with a Major in Environmental Science.

Labour market

Environmental management and research.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Biology with orientation towards nature conservation, Natural Sciences with orientation towards environmental issues, or the equivalent, at an accredited university. Degrees from other countries than Sweden must be at the same level as a Swedish Bachelor’s degree.

Applicants must also have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course B (Swedish Upper-Secondary School). This can be proved by grades from English education or by such tests as:
  • IELTS: score (Academic) of 6.5 or more (with none of the sections scoring less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL paper based: score of 4.5 in written test and a total score of 575
  • TOEFL internet-based: score of 20 in written test and a total score of 90

Selection rules and procedure

Selection is made on the basis of the required educational background.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12575 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • International - 123 000 SEK


Each year Halmstad University offers a number of scholarships to qualified students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland.These scholarships may be granted to students within any field of study at Halmstad University.

The applicant should be a citizen of a country outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland) with the requirement of paying tuition fee.

The Halmstad University Scholarship covers 25% or 50% of the tuition fee and will be deducted from the tuition fee. The scholarship will not cover living costs and there are no grants for family members.

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