University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science

Atmosphere, Climate and Ecosystems, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    28350
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Free
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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, Faculty of Science 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.

Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2): 160

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • 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

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.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 28350 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Application fee 900 SEK
  • Full programme cost 273 800 SEK
  • First payment 68 450 SEK

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

Funding

We are 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 don’t have the means to cover all costs.

  • The University of Gothenburg Study Scholarship & New Scholarships from Adlerbert Scholarship Foundation
  • Swedish Institute's Scholarship
  • The Volvo Group Scholarship
  • The Richard C. Malmsten Memorial Foundation Scholarship

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