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|Application deadline:||Non-EU: December 15; EU/EEA: April 15; Excellence Scholarships: December 15|
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|Start date:||February 2014, September 2013|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
The MSc in Environmental Sciences offers a broad research-based education in the environmental sciences. It imparts students with the competence to handle complex problems and equips them with a wide range of work-relevant skills. Students are educated with the goal of becoming experts and leaders in diverse settings - universities, research institutions, environmental and planning offices, public services, or in relevant sections of the banking, insurance and industrial services.
Students choose one of the following Majors:
* Atmosphere and Climate
* Biogeochemistry and Pollutant Dynamics
* Ecology and Evolution
* Forest and Landscape Management
* Human-Environment Systems
* Human Health, Nutrition and Environment
The Master programme includes an 18-week internship in a professional environment in Switzerland or abroad. The six-month Master´s thesis is carried out in the chosen Major.
As a general rule the Master course in environmental sciences will last four semesters. Students are required to achieve a total of 120 Credits (C) to obtain the MSc degree. This composes of the following modules:
- Chosen Major (40 C)
- Minors, Optional Subjects (20 C)
- Profesional Training (30 C)
- Master's Thesis (30 C)
Professional Goals: The students gain expertise and methodological competence in their chosen in-depth course (Majors). Supplementary subjects enable the broadening and increasing of specialized knowledge or also allow students who change courses to fill in gaps and perhaps repeat fundamentals.
Multidisciplinary Goals: Independent of the in-depth course, students learn to work scientifically, e.g. to search the literature, to analyze and compile scientific texts, to plan and carry out tests, to work out project proposals as well as to manage projects. The master course gives the opportunity of gaining personal experience in these areas.
As a specific environmental science competency, students learn to analyze environmental problems in their entire natural science, technical and social science complexity and to work out solution strategies in cooperation with key players. Work experience enables the practical implementation of their problem solving knowledge.
Social and Communication Goals: The study course promotes overall communication skills and teamwork. In particular, facilities are offered for learning and applying lecturing techniques, leading groups and discussions, scientific writing skills, intercommunication skills as well as learning how to recognize and deal with conflict situations.
The equivalent of an ETH Bachelors degree in Environmental Sciences or Environmental Engineering. See for details.
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