Environmental Science and Sustainability (Master Degree)


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The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
2 Years

Domestic course fees
SEK 65000 per semester

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
SEK 65000 per semester

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About Environmental Science and Sustainability at Linnaeus University

The master program in Environmental Science and Sustainability is focused on the environmental domain of sustainable development but also considers the interrelated social and economic domains. It aims to develop abilities to the independent use of scientific based information for the understanding of the environment and its degradation related to human activities and hazards, as well as for assessment of available and future mitigation options. The programme is meant to provide practical (hands-on) experience and the students will be encouraged to participate of on-going research projects at the Department of Biology and Environmental Science.

During the first year, the students will be introduced to environmental risk analyses principles, risk management of contaminated sites, and environmental risk communication. Practical activities will include field work (including sampling and monitoring strategies for soils, sediments, water, and/or air) and data processing and analyses. The students will form research groups and work with real cases, in order to understand background environmental conditions, degradation and mitigation. Students fulfilling all requirements of the first-year programme may apply for a Magister degree in Environmental Risk Analyses (60 credits).

The second year will include work in research groups and the consolidation of scientific research methods. A major part of the second year will be dedicated to the individual research project (master thesis). The project will be supervised by a researcher in the Department of Biology and Environmental Science and is carried out in within fields related to environmental science and sustainability.

The knowledge acquired during the two years of the programme can be directly applied to environmental management and research projects and surveys, both within authorities and private enterprises, and is also designed to be an initial step for advanced studies at Ph.D. level.

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  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
    Course startsAugustDomestic course feesSEK 65000 per semesterInternational course feesSEK 65000 per semester

Entry requirements

Basic eligibility for second-level studies and special eligibility: (1) 90 credits in biology, geology, chemistry, engineering and/or environmental science, including an independent project/degree project (e.g., B.Sc. thesis) worth at least 15 credits or the equivalent (2) 15 credits in chemistry (3) English B/6, or the equivalent

What students think about Linnaeus University

    I acquired the skill of critical thinking

    At Linnaeus University I acquired the skill of critical thinking as an important tool to understand processes better and reflect why and how business and society progress in the way they do.

    - Miranda Kajtazi, Kosovo
    Assistant Professor, Economics and Management, Lund University
    Former student in a number of master courses in informatics, computer science and media technology at Linnaeus University

    I learned more about local entrepreneurship

    I learned a lot from the local entrepreneurial spirit in Småland, which I’m convinced will prove valuable in my future career.

    - Alina Veksler, Russia
    PhD student in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Luleå University of Technology
    Former student in Entrepreneurship, Sustainability and Social Change, Master Programme at Linnaeus University

    I wrote my Master thesis in collaboration with Volvo

    I got the chance to write my thesis in collaboration with Volvo which gave me a deeper understanding for supply chains. 

    - Rina Dalimunthe, Indonesia
    Hacktiv8 Teknologi Indonesia, Start up
    Former student in Business Process Control and Supply Chain Management, Master Programme at Linnaeus University

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