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:
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.
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 students choice of non-mandatory courses.
The program begins by a set of two common courses:
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.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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
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).
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).
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