Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    14844
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #96 ,
The Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles programme at Lund University is multidisciplinary and offers a versatile education in atmospheric sciences, taught by leading scientists within the field. It will provide you with a deeper understanding of general atmospheric science, biogeochemical cycles, and processes in land-ecosystem-atmosphere interactions.

About

In this Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles programme at Lund University 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 prospects

As 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.

Programme Structure

Our Master´s programme in Atmospheric Sciences & Biogeochemical Cycles is a multidisciplinary program, involving, among other topics:

  • atmospheric sciences covering physical phenomena
  • atmospheric chemistry
  • meteorology
  • physical geography and ecology

Part of the content of the programme is related to the interactions between ecosystems and the atmosphere. There are two lines of study in the programme: general atmospheric science and biogeochemical cycles. At our department, we offer the biochemical cycles line. As a student, hower, you will learn the basics of both.

Studies in this programme provides you with an in-depth understanding of the following phenomena:

  • processes in aerosol physics and atmospheric sciences
  • micrometeorological processes
  • biogeochemical cycles of carbon and other compounds
  • physical and chemical processes of greenhouse gas production
  • processes in land-ecosystem-atmosphere interactions involving phase transitions or mass and energy fluxes
  • advanced computational and laboratory-based methods as well as
  • field measurements for the analysis of processes in the atmosphere and biogeosphere, in an international scientific context

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    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.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score: 575

    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: 90

    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

  • A 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.

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 14844 International
  • Free EU/EEA
SEK 290 000

Funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The 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 scholarships

The 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 Finance

Lund University is a participating institution in the US Government Federal William D. Ford Direct Loan Program for undergraduate, Master’s 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.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.