M.Sc. Atmosphere, Climate and Ecosystems

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR29037 per Full programme (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

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| Göteborg, Sweden
The Atmosphere, Climate and Ecosystems (ACE) Master Programme is offered at the University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science and offers a modern education for students with interest in human activity linked to physical and chemical properties of the atmospheric, climatic and eco-systems.
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The fundamental courses give the student the tools to use in solving relevant problems in the interaction between atmosphere, climate and ecosystems.

The applied courses are directly related to certain important ACE issues, such as international agreements, global change and energy systems. The program is research oriented with leading researchers in ACE areas as teachers in the courses and a full year of thesis work normally done in a research group.

The Atmosphere, Climate and Ecosystems (ACE) Master Programme offered at University of Gothenburg provides opportunities to take both fundamental and applied courses in the fields of atmospheric, climatic and earth system sciences.

Career opportunities

The aim is to prepare students for research or administrative tasks where solid knowledge in atmospheric and/or climate science is of concern. After passing this master program you can initiate an academic career, conduct research on industrial applications or be an advisor expert within the governmental/administrative sector.

Detailed Course Facts

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Tuition fee
  • EUR29037 per full programme ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • Free ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • Application fee 900 SEK
  • Full programme cost 269 600 SEK
  • First payment 67 400 SEK

*Application and tuition fees do not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.

Credits 120 hec
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The program starts with two mandatory courses (Sep-Nov):

  • Global change - problem, analysis, measures
  • Climate change in an earth system perspective

These two courses are then followed by optional courses hosted by several of the science departments.

The third mandatory course is given during the third quarter (Feb-March)

  • Biogeochemistry

The final course on the program is the master thesis work

  • Master thesis work

Alternatively you can make a 45 hec master thesis work and include one (15 hec)/two (7.5 hec) more optional course/s

  • Master thesis work

Courses are also offered through the Nordic programme Atmosphere-Biosphere Studies (ABS).

Master thesis

It is recommended that your master thesis work (60 hec) is conducted towards the end of the Master's Programme. Doing a 60 hec thesis project is highly research related and beneficial for the understanding of the program topic and can be advantageous for continued studies.


Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor's degree in Science (environmental science - natural science, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics) of 180 hec at an accredited University including at least 90 hec in a major subject. 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.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Sweden when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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