Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #78 (QS) ,
The Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles programme at Lund University is multidisciplinary and offers a versatile education in atmospheric sciences, taught by leading scientists within the field. It will provide you with a deeper understanding of general atmospheric science, biogeochemical cycles, and processes in land-ecosystem-atmosphere interactions.


In this Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles programme at Lund University you will gain knowledge of a broad range of topics within fields such as physical phenomena, atmospheric chemistry, meteorology, physical geography and ecology. You will also learn how to use advanced computational and laboratory-based methods and gain experience in field measurements and operations.

Career prospects

As a graduate of the MSc in Atmospheric Sciences and Biogeochemical Cycles you will be able to work within the fields of environmental management, consultancy, climate modelling and research in both a national and international context.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Greenhouse Gases and Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Climate Change and its Impacts on the Environment 
  • Ecosystem Modelling 
  • Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions 
  • Global Ecosystem Dynamics 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Currently, the applications are closed.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    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 scientific first level degree in Physical Geography or Physics or the equivalent, comprising at least 180 higher education credits, is required for admission to the programme. There are specific admission requirements for individual courses on the programme. English 6/English Course B.

  • Selection criteria is based on previous university/college studies and other merits such as letters of recommendation and statement of purpose.

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Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    14500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
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Local currency - SEK 290 000

Living costs for Lund

  • 7428 - 11060 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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