M.Sc. Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development

Mid Sweden University (Östersund Campus)

Application deadline: January 15
Tuition fee:
  • Free (EEA)
  • € 14,500 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Description

Education for future jobs relevant to tackle questions about environment and development! New possibilities open up with skills from the International Masters Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development. The programme 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 Masters 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.

Contents

The International Master's Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development takes either one year or two years to complete.
The first year of the two-year version of the programme is devoted to mandatory courses in environmental science and engineering. The second year includes student's choice of courses in the autumn semester, and a master's thesis (20 weeks) on a relevant topic in the spring semester.
First cycle courses:

  • Environmental Science BA (A), Technology and Society from an Environmental Perspective, 7.5 Credits

Second cycle courses:

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

Elective courses, 30 Credits (of which at least 7.5 Credits must be in second cycle)
The one-year version of the programme consists of 45 credits courses and a thesis of 15 credits (10 weeks).
First cycle courses:

  • Environmental Science BA (A), Technology and Society from an Environmental Perspective, 7.5 Credits

Second cycle courses:

  • Environmental Engineering MA, Energy and Material Flows in the Built Environment, 7.5 Credits
  • Environmental Science MA, Instruments for Sustainable Development in an International Perspective, 7.5 Credits
  • Environmental Science MA, Methodology from a Systems Perspective, 7.5 Credits
  • Environmental Engineering MA, Climate Change, Impact and Action Strategies, 7.5 Credits
  • Environmental Engineering MA, Industrial Ecology, 7.5 Credits
  • Environmental Science MA, Master’s Thesis (Individual Assignment), 15 Credits

Requirements

Degree of Bachelor of at least 180 Credits (180 ECTS) or equivalent, with at least 45 Credits (45 ECTS) in Environmental Science or Environmental Technology/Engineering.

Proven language proficiency in English (English course B), for example shown from one of the following international English tests:

  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 on a paper based test and not below 4.5 on the TWE
  • TOEFL with a minimum score of 90 on internet based test and not below 20 on the TWE
  • IELTS Academic Training with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and a minimum score on the specific parts of at least 5.5.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 575
TOEFL iBT® test: 90

Funding

Mid Sweden University Tuition fee Scholarship

For high performing students applying to a study programme at Mid Sweden University starting spring semester 2014, we will offer a number of scholarship which will result in a fee waiver of the tuition fee with 70 000 SEK or 125 000 SEK, depending on the program one chooses to study.

Swedish Institute scholarships

The Swedish Institute, a government agency, administers scholarships for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university. Other organizations, both Swedish and foreign, also sponsor scholarships for foreign students in Sweden. The number of available scholarships varies from year to year, and competition is keen.

Global Grant

Also visit the Global Grant website for information about scholarships.

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