The master's programme in environmental science addresses current societal problems that are connected to global environmental and health issues. The transition to a more sustainable society is a major challenge, requiring joint efforts by universities, society and the private sector. The challenge is complex and requires a multidisciplinary approach.
The programme begins with a course focusing on the complex issues related to land use, where different interests such as natural resource management, land claims and ecological compensation are discussed. In order to achieve reality-related conditions, we use so called challenge-based pedagogy, where students develop innovative solutions for complex sustainability challenges in project form in collaboration with the public and industrial sectors.
A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification from an internationally recognised university. Specific entry requirements are: 90 ECTS credits including a thesis work in environmental science, environmental health, earth sciences or biology. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.
You need to complete 60 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://www.umu.se/en/education/master/master-of-science-programme-in-environmental-sciences/
An important part of the programme is to work with different forms of environmental problem solving. Important starting points include risk analysis, and analysis of the consequences of environmental changes. This includes work on adaptations to climate change and the transition to a sustainable future. The final degree project provides further opportunities for deepened problem solving in any part of the environment.