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Environmental Sciences, 120 hec

Environmental science is a young field of science that deals with the human impacts on nature, cultural heritage and human health. Environmental science studies the threats to our common future on Earth, but also the opportunities that these challenges create.

This environmental science master program deals with environmental problems at different spatial (local to global) and temporal (the past, present and future) scales and has the ambition to cross both academic and national boundaries.

The program is interdisciplinary with a strong basis in natural sciences, but it also includes significant elements of technology and social sciences. The idea is to study environmental issues from three different perspectives:

  1. the knowledge of the causes and nature of different types of anthropogenic impacts and environmental problems is deepened;
  2. the environmental problems are analyzed from many different perspectives, e.g. time trends, severity, geographical extent (local, regional or global), economic aspects and so forth; 
  3. many different types of mitigation possibilities are studied thoroughly, such as new technology solutions, design and implementation of international agreement, company strategies and policy making at different levels of society.

The students thus gain in-depth knowledge and competence regarding all aspects of environmental problems (causes, emissions, impacts and mitigation measures), and how those aspects interact. The program aims to, in a balanced manner, include 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.

Contents

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. Each student then deepens her/his competence in fundamental and/or applied environmental science by choosing a number of advanced courses in environmental science.

Depending on background, the student may want to take fundamental advanced courses in, for example, Atmospheric Chemistry, Energy and Environment, Plant Ecophysiology in a Global Change Perspective, or Chemical Risk Assessment. Examples of courses in applied environmental science, typically addressing modern environmental tools, are Environmental Management Systems, Environmental Impact Assessment and Environmental Economics (including policy instruments).

At 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). Alternatively, the student may choose to take the Advanced Environmental Methodology course already during the first year in order to take a 60 hec Examination course during the entire second year.

Career

The program prepares the students for a career as an environmental expert in both business and public sectors as well as a career as PhD student in Environmental science. Career opportunities of course depend on the student s choice of non-mandatory courses.

More information

http://www.science.gu.se/eng...

Entrance requirements and application

Entrance Requirements:

Bachelor of Science (environmental science - natural science, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics), or equivalent from a university including at least 15 hec in Environmental science - natural science. These prerequisites can be waived if an applicant has verifiable equivalent knowledge/skills, for example for students with a Bachelor degree in geography - natural science.Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credit points from previous university studies, maximum 225 hec.

Environmental Sciences, 120 hec
Start Full/part time Apply
Autumn 2014 Day, 100 % Closed
CITY: Göteborg
APPLICATION CODE: GU-11897
LAST APPLICATION DATE: 2014-04-15
APPLICATION AND TUITION FEE:
Application fee 900 SEK
Full programme cost 265 200 SEK
First payment 66 300 SEK
Application and tuition fees does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
Further information on how to apply and application and tuition fees: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Autumn 2015 Day, 100 % Apply
CITY: Göteborg
APPLICATION CODE: GU-61899
LAST APPLICATION DATE: 2015-01-15
APPLICATION AND TUITION FEE:
Application fee 900 SEK
Full programme cost 265 200 SEK
First payment 66 300 SEK
Application and tuition fees does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.
Further information on how to apply and application and tuition fees: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Application deadlines for the autumn semester

15 January

  • The admission round that opens 1 December and closes 15 January, is open and recommended for all international students.

15 april

  • Some programmes are available in the admission round that opens 15 March and closes 15 April. This admission round is only open for students that are not in need of a resident permit before they come to Sweden (mainly EU/EEA citizents).

How to apply

Study Guidance

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Tuition fees and scholarships

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