M.Sc. On Campus

Polar Landscapes and Quaternary Climate

24 months
12861 EUR/year
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In many places of the world we experience rapid environmental change. In the Polar Landscapes and Quaternary Climate programme from Stockholm University you get knowledge and skills necessary for the understanding and analysis of polar and alpine landscapes.


You get insights in how they have changed on different time scales, linked to climate variations during the Quaternary period. Climate change is particularly rapid in the glacial and periglacial landscapes of polar and alpine regions.

Key Features 

  • The Polar Landscapes and Quaternary Climate program at Stockholm University will provide you with knowledge about the global climate system's functioning and about methods used to reconstruct climate and environmental change. In addition, human and natural causes of climate change are presented and discussed.
  • The program gives you skills and tools that make you attractive in the labour market, and it also prepares you for a career in research. Today, former students work in consultancies and various government and regional authorities. Many have moved on to doctoral education both in Sweden and abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Polar and Alpine Environments and Climate Changes
  • Methods in Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology
  • Quaternary Climate and Environmental Reconstructions
  • Quaternary Sedimentology
  • Climate Model Simulations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 90 higher education credits (ECTS credits) in Geoscience or Geography or equivalent subject in Science. 
  • Swedish upper secondary school courses English B/English 6 or equivalent. 
  • Mathematics C/3b/3c or at least 7.5 ECTS credits Mathematics/Statistics or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12861 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25723 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Applies to citizens from outside EU, EEA or Switzerland. First instalment: 70000 SEK. The complete programme: 280000 SEK.

Living costs for Stockholm

9668 - 17248 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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