Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12794
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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Education for future jobs relevant to tackle questions about environment and development! New possibilities open up with skills from the International Master’s Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development at Mid Sweden University.
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  • Fees and funding

About

The Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development programme at Mid Sweden University provides you with a deeper knowledge about natural resource management from a systemic perspective. Focus is on moving society towards a sustainable development.

In order to be successful when working with sustainable development, you must possess adequate knowledge and skills. The International Master’s Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development will provide you with knowledge related to environmental and natural resource questions from a sustainability point of view and from global, regional and local levels. These broad issues, which vary in relation to time, place, complexity and connectedness, are approached in an interdisciplinary and systemic way. The programme includes courses in both Environmental Science and Environmental Technology. Environmental Science focuses on knowledge about how natural resources and the environment form preconditions to create sustainable societal functions.

Environmental Technology, on the other hand, focuses on the technology and technical systems from a sustainability perspective. This programme aims to develop your analytical and systemic thinking and thus to provide you with the ability to tackle complex problems. It will also provide you with an understanding of efficient natural resource usage. It also considers how knowledge referring to different systems and innovations, together with knowledge about societal control systems, can contribute towards sustainable development. You will learn how to handle advanced methodologies to identify and describe problems in order to arrive at reasonable solutions. Your multi-disciplinary ability will furthermore develop due to the design of the programme, which includes, for example, multidisciplinary thematic assignments. Within these projects you will be able to sharpen your ability to search for, analyse and use knowledge under qualified supervision. The programme aims to provide you with an insight into modern research and development within the field.

After the program

The programme is recommended to those who want to work within the broad and expanding field of ecotechnology and sustainable development. Work opportunities can be found in national or international companies as well as organisations and authorities all over the world. It also allows you the option of continuing your education or to work within a research area at university level.

Programme Structure

First year
  • Technology and Society from an Environmental Perspective, 7.5 Credits
  • Methodology from a Systems Perspective, 7.5 Credits
  • Climate Change, Impact and Action Strategies, 7.5 Credits
  • Energy and Material Flows in the Built Environment, 7.5 Credits
  • Instruments for Sustainable Development in an International Perspective, 7.5 Credits
  • Ecotechnology, 15 Credits
  • Innovation Systems and Diffusion of Technology, 7.5 Credits
Second year
  • Elective courses, 30 Credits
  • Master’s Thesis (Individual Assignment), 30 Credits

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 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: 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

Degree of Bachelor of at least 180 Credits (180 ECTS) or equivalent, with at least 45 Credits (45 ECTS) in total from one or several of the following fields of study:
  •  Environmental Science 
  •  Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  •  Environmental Law
Proven language proficiency in English: English course 6/English course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or the equivalent.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12794 International
  • Free EU/EEA
  • No tuition for EEA
  • International - 125.000 SEK

Funding


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