M.Sc. Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles

Lund University

Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 15,280 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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You will gain knowledge of a broad range of topics within fields such as physical phenomena, atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, physical geography and ecology. You will also learn how to use advanced computational and laboratory-based methods and gain experience in field measurements and operations.

Career prospectsAs a graduate of the MSc in Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles you will be able to work within the fields of environmental management, consultancy, climate modelling and research in both a national and international context.

Contents

Programme modules/courses: Greenhouse Gases and the Carbon Cycle (15), Global Ecosystem Dynamics (15), EcosystemModelling (15), Ecosystem Hydrology (15), electives(2x15) that preferably are studied at partner universities,Masters thesis project (15).

Requirements

Admission requirementsA scientific first level degree in Physical Geography or Physics or the equivalent, comprising at least 180 higher education credits, is required for admission to the programme. There are specific admission requirements for individual courses on the programme. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteriaBased on previous university/college studies and other merits such as letters of recommendation and statement of purpose.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

Funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programmeThe Lund University Global Scholarship programme is targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA (and Switzerland). You apply for a Lund University Global Scholarship after you have applied for the programme/or free-standing course you wish to study at Lund University.

Swedish Institute scholarshipsThe Swedish Institute offers several scholarship programmes for international students studying at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Swedish Institute Study Scholarship:

The Swedish Institute Study Scholarships target highly qualified students across two categories:

Category 1: Students from the following 12 developing countries: Bangladesh, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Category 2: Students with citizenship from countries on the DAC list (note there are some exceptions).

In the 2013 application round over 30 of Lund University's study programmes are nominated for this scholarship.

Other Swedish Institute Scholarships:

* Visby Programme - Swedish Institute Baltic Sea Region
* Swedish Institute Scholarships for East Europe
* Swedish-Turkish Programme

US Student FinanceLund University is a participating institution in the US Government Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program for undergraduate, Masters and doctoral programmes. This includes the Stafford Loans and the Graduate Plus Loans. Please note that this loan programme is only available to US citizens or eligible non-citizens.

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