The environmental science master program embraces the past, present and future and has the ambition to cross both academic and national boundaries. The program is interdisciplinary with a strong base in natural sciences, but with significant elements of technology and social sciences.
Environmental science is a young science that deals with human impacts on nature, on the cultural heritage, and on our health. Environmental science studies the threats to the common future on Earth, but also the opportunities that these challenges create.
The idea of this program is a threefold entity:
The students thus gain knowledge and competence regarding all aspects of an environmental problem (causes, emissions, impacts, effects and measures), and how those aspects interact. Another description is that the program, in a balanced manner, includes all parts of the internationally approved framework for description of environmental issues, namely DPSIR (Drivers, Pressure, State, Impact, Response) developed by the European Environmental Agency.
The program begins by a set of two common 7.5 hec courses, Global change - problem, analysis, measures , and Resource efficiency - energy, material flows and ecosystem services, which are mandatory.
Then, each student deepens his/her competence in fundamental environmental science by choosing one or two advanced courses (15-30 hec) in environmental science, depending on the background, e.g. Atmospheric Chemistry, Energy and Environment, Global Change Biology and Chemical Risk Assessment.
After that, comes a set of applied environmental science courses (30-45 hec), typically presenting tools, e.g. Environmental Management Systems, Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Economics (including policy instruments).
In the end of the program, the students are gathered in two mandatory courses, Advanced Environmental Methodology (15 hec) and the final Examination course (30 hec).
The program prepares the students for a career as an environmental expert in both business and public sectors as well as a career as Ph.D. student in Environmental science, to some extent depending on the student s choice of non-mandatory courses.
Bachelor of Science (or equivalent) from a university including at least 15 hec in Environmental science. These prerequisites can be waived if an applicant has verifiable equivalent knowledge/skills. English B level or English proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.5 no part under 5.5 or TOEFL 575 p, TWE score 4.5 is also required.
Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credit points from previous university studies, maximum 225 hec.
Autumn 2013, full time (100%)
There is one intake per year and the semester starts in September.
APPLICATION CODE: GU-61899
LAST APPLICATION DATE: 2013-01-15
Application fee: 900 SEK (Does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students).
Tuition fee: Full programme cost 260 000 SEK. First payment 65 000 SEK. Tuition fee does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
Further information on how to apply: www.universityadmissions.se
APPLICATION CODE: GU-11897
LAST APPLICATION DATE: 2013-04-15
APPLICATION FEE: 900 SEK (Does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students).
Comments: This admission round is only open for students that don't need to apply for a residence permit/visa (mainly EU/EEA citizens) before they come to Sweden.
Full programme cost 260 000 SEK
First payment 65 000 SEK
Tuition fee does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO APPLY: https://www.antagning.se/
Do you have any questions regarding this programme? Please contact our study advisors
Information about this programme in Swedish.
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