Earth Science - Physical Geography, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
Earth Science - Physical Geography at Uppsala University combines studies on Earth processes that shape and changes of the Earth’s surface in its interaction with the climate and the environment over different time scales.

About

Do you want to learn more about how the Earth’s surface has evolved over time or how it is influenced by environmental changes? Do you want to understand how the climate and environment have changed from both quantitative and qualitative analyses of nature’s own archives? Or are you interested in how glaciers and ice sheets work and interact with the climate?

The Master Programme in Earth Science - Physical Geography at Uppsala University has a focus on environmental change and landscape development over different scales in time and space, but also on how glaciers and ice sheets work and their role in Earth’s systems. The programme combines courses in glaciology, geomorphology and environmental and climate change with methodological courses such as GIS and field methods.

Career

The Master Programme in Earth Science, specialising in Physical Geography, prepares you with skills and knowledge for a career in the fields of management of the environment and natural resources within private and governmental organisations. The programme also provides good opportunities for a postgraduate education with subsequent research careers.

Programme Structure

  • The first semester of the Master Programme in Earth Science, specialising in Physical Geography, starts with a choice between courses Dynamics of Earth Systems – Global Change and Applied Geoinformatics or Exploration and Environmental Geophysics. 
  • The second semester contains courses in glaciology and glacial processes, which focus on how glaciers and ice sheets work and how they interact with the climate system and landscape development. 
  • The third semester of the specialisation starts with a set of three courses. One course focuses on environmental changes over geological time scales emphasising climate interactions in landscape development. 
  • The fourth and last semester of the specialisation is a degree project in the form of an independent project.
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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.

    Book IELTS
  • 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

A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university.

Also required is 90 credits in earth science.

Selection: Students are selected based on:

  • a total appraisal of quantity and quality of previous university studies; and
  • a statement of purpose (1 page).

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    30227 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30227 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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NON-EU/EEA

  • Application Fee: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
  • Tuition fee, total: SEK 290000

Living costs for Uppsala

6573 - 6670 SEK/month
Living Costs

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