Environmental Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • 29037
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
The Environmental Sciences Master's programme is offered at University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. Environmental science is a young science that deals with human impacts on nature, on the cultural heritage, and on our health. Environmental science studies the threats to the common future on Earth, but also the opportunities that these challenges create.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

The program is interdisciplinary with a strong basis in natural sciences, but it also includes significant elements of technology and social sciences. The idea is to study environmental issues from three different perspectives:

  1. the knowledge of the causes and nature of different types of anthropogenic impacts and environmental problems is deepened;
  2. the environmental problems are analyzed from many different perspectives, e.g. time trends, severity, geographical extent (local, regional or global), economic aspects and so forth;
  3. many different types of mitigation possibilities are studied thoroughly, such as new technology solutions, design and implementation of international agreement, company strategies and policy making at different levels of society.

The students thus gain in-depth knowledge and competence regarding all aspects of environmental problems (causes, emissions, impacts and mitigation measures), and how those aspects interact. The program aims to, in a balanced manner, include all parts of the internationally approved framework for description of environmental issues, namely DPSIR (Drivers, Pressure, State, Impact, Response) developed by the European Environmental Agency.

The Environmental Sciences Master's programme is offered at University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. This environmental science master program deals with environmental problems at different spatial (local to global) and temporal (the past, present and future) scales and has the ambition to cross both academic and national boundaries.

Career

The program prepares the students for a career as an environmental expert in both business and public sectors as well as a career as PhD student in Environmental science. Career opportunities of course depend on the student’s choice of non-mandatory courses.

Programme Structure

The program begins by a set of two common courses:

  • Global change – problem, analysis, measures and
  • Resource efficiency – energy, material flows and ecosystem services, which are mandatory.
Each student then deepens her/his competence in fundamental and/or applied environmental science by choosing a number of advanced courses in environmental science.

Depending on background, the student may want to take fundamental advanced courses in, for example, Atmospheric Chemistry, Energy and Environment, Plant Ecophysiology in a Global Change Perspective, or Chemical Risk Assessment. Examples of courses in applied environmental science, typically addressing modern environmental tools, are Environmental Management Systems, Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Economics (basic level course).

At the end of the program, the students are gathered in two mandatory courses, Advanced Environmental Methodology and the final Examination course.

Alternatively, the student may choose to take the Advanced Environmental Methodology course already during the first year in order to take a Examination course during the entire second year.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Credits
    120 hec
  • Duration full-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Academic Requirements

Entrance Requirements
  • Bachelor of Science (environmental science - natural science, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics), or equivalent from a university including at least 15 hec in Environmental science - natural science. These prerequisites can be waived if an applicant has verifiable equivalent knowledge/skills, for example for students with a Bachelor degree in geography - natural science.Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.
  • Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credit points from previous university studies, maximum 225 hec.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 29037 International
  • Free EEA
  • Application fee 900 SEK
  • Full programme cost 269 600 SEK
  • First payment 67 400 SEK
  • *Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/E29EA citizens or exchange students.

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Funding

A chance to fund your studies

The University of Gothenburg is convinced that education and research flourish in an international environment. A mixture of students from different cultures enriches the learning environment and the University believes that motivated students should have a chance to study here, even if they dont have the means to cover all costs.

There are a number of opportunities to get a scholarship if you apply to the University of Gothenburg. If you are obliged to pay tuition fees in Sweden, you can apply for our scholarship that cover from half, to all of your tuition fees for the entire study programme.

There are also scholarship programmes available at bachelor's, master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels, which are administered by the Swedish Institute. The scholarship programmes target highly qualified students from certain countries.

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