Master's Degree Programme in Environmental Science

Degree title:
Master of Science
Degree program type:
Master's Degree
120 cr
Responsible organisation:
Faculty of Mathematics and Science
Coordinating organisation:
Department of Biological and Environmental Science
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024


In the Master's Degree programme in Environmental science, students obtain a multidisciplinary basis for understanding the factors affecting the state of the environment, and learn methods and technologies for improving the state of environment. The focus of the programme is to teach how human actions impact the environment, including how anthropogenic chemicals and pollution affect the function of biological systems. A good understanding of environmental sciences prepares graduates for work in various tasks in the field, particularly in different research tasks, as it develops scientific thinking and prepares students to perform scientific research. The focus is on how human impact assessment in natural systems, environmental research and analytics, spatial data analysis and environmental technology solutions.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the Master's Degree Programme in Environmental Science

  • the graduate has the capacity to develop into an expert in a variety of professional and scientific working groups, and is able to communicate his or her expertise to others.

  • the graduate understands interactions between the natural environment and social processes as well as the multidisciplinary nature of environmental questions.

  • the graduate is well-versed in environmental analytics, microbiology, environmental technology, and core methods of geoinformatics.

  • the graduate is able to acquire information from open environmental data collection and distribution servers and utilize available spatial data sets.

  • the graduate is able to critically evaluate available information, generate new information in guided scientific research, and is motivated to maintain her or his knowledge and skills. 

  • the graduate has adopted good scientific practice and high ethical principles in experimental work.

  • the graduate can outline solutions to practical questions based on scientific knowledge.

The Master is active and responsible in his or her professional work, striving for objective knowledge of environmental science issues and problems and using the most appropriate methods to solve them. The Master is positive, cooperative and willing to share his or her expertise in society.


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