Why Environmental Science?
Environmental science provides an integrated, quantitative, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems.
Semester exchange to USN
Within this programme there are several exchange opportunities for students from partner universities. Please contact our program administrator for details and course lists. Application deadline is May 1st for autumn semester and November 1st for spring semester for exchange.
What kind of job do you qualify for?
Graduates qualify for positions in the field of natural resource management and research, depending on which topics are emphasized in their studies, particularly the MSc thesis. Examples are:
- Water resource management,
- Pollution control
- Molecular genetics,
Working with the local business community
Students are encouraged to write their master thesis in cooperation with, or on behalf of, external actors in or outside the region.
What you will learn
Emphasis will be placed on how and why different management strategies can contribute to sustainable use, conservation / protection and the recovery of natural and environmental resources. The study program is research and management oriented and provides thorough experience of laboratory and fieldwork.
The study program consists of various courses (including but not limited to Ecology, Chemistry, Biology, Soil Science, Water, Geology and Atmospheric Science) comprising in total 60 ECTS and a Master’s thesis (60 ECTS). The teaching is largely based on one-week modules, and laboratory and field-oriented teaching. It provides a flexible study program, and places high demands on students’ ability to work independently.
Combining theory and practice is central throughout the program. This will provide the students with necessary theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience required to be prepared for employment or further studies. The Master thesis is based on independent study under the supervision of Professors.
Further study opportunities
Students who graduate from this program can move on to PhD programmes in environmental science, ecology and similar fields of research.