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Description of Atmospheric Science

The programme provides opportunities to take both fundamental and applied courses in the fields of atmospheric, climatic and earth system sciences. 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 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

Application deadline January 15
Tuition fee
  • EUR 14400 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)

Full programme cost 265 000 SEK. First payment 66 300 SEK. Tuition fee does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.

Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

The year is divided in quarters, each representing 15 credit points (hec), during which one or two courses are read. For most quarters there are several suggestions to ensure individual flexibility. The program consists of mandatory courses (15 hec), optional courses (45-60 hec) and a master thesis work (45 or 60 hec).

Outline of the program

The program starts with two mandatory courses: Global change - problem, analysis, measures (ES2613) 7.5 hec and Climate change in an earth system perspective (GVN460) 7.5 hec, followed by optional courses (37.5 hec) hosted by several of the science departments, one more mandatory course, Biogeochemistry (GVK460) 7.5 hec in the third quarter and a master thesis work (60 hec). 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.

English Language Requirements

Requirements for Atmospheric Science

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.

Work Experience for Atmospheric Science

No work experience is required.

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