The Atmosphere, Climate and Ecosystems (ACE) Master Programme offers a modern education for students with interest in human activity linked to physical and chemical properties of the atmospheric, climatic and eco-systems. The programme provides opportunities to take both fundamental and applied courses in the fields of atmospheric, climatic and earth system sciences. The fundamental courses give the student the tools to use in solving relevant problems in the interaction between atmosphere, climate and ecosystems. The applied courses are directly related to certain important ACE issues, such as international agreements, global change and energy systems. The program is research oriented with leading researchers in ACE areas as teachers in the courses and a full year of thesis work normally done in a research group.
The aim is to prepare students for research or administrative tasks where solid knowledge in atmospheric, climate and eco-system science is of concern. Typically, the student after passing this master programme, could initiate an academic career, conduct research on industrial applications or be an expert advisor within the governmental/administrative sector.
Outline of the program
The program starts with two mandatory courses (Sep-Nov):
These two courses are then followed by optional courses (37.5 hec) hosted by several of the science departments.
The third mandatory course is given during the third quarter (Feb-March)
The final course on the program is the master thesis work
Alternatively you can make a 45 hec master thesis work and include one (15 hec)/two (7.5 hec) more optional course/s
Courses are also offered through the Nordic programme Atmosphere-Biosphere Studies (ABS).
It is recommended that your master thesis work (60 hec) is conducted towards the end of the Master's Programme. Doing a 60 hec thesis project is highly research related and beneficial for the understanding of the program topic and can be advantageous for continued studies.
Requirements: A Bachelor's degree in Science (environmental science - natural science, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics) of 180 hec at an accredited University including at least 90 hec in a major subject. 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.
Application fee: 900 SEK
Full programme cost: 273 800 SEK
First payment: 68 450 SEK
EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se
Karin Karlson, +46-31-786 2705, email@example.com
Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences
Visiting address: Medicinaregatan 18
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Programme that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the programme content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.