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Environmental Forensics

Örebro University

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24 months
10870 EUR/year
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Are you interested in an education leading to a profession where you can contribute to an improved sustainability for humans and the environment? The Master of Chemistry in Environmental Forensics (MSc) from Örebro University gives you tools for investigative studies in analytical environmental chemistry.

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Environmental forensics is a multidisciplinary science combining various disciplines for an increased knowledge on chemicals released into the environment and their effects on human and environmental health. The Master of Chemistry in Environmental Forensics (MSc) offers a broad education in close connection to research related to chemical safety, health and the environment. This education gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge needed for you to contribute to a sustainable society.

The Environmental Forensics (MSc) program from Örebro University  offers insight into several disciplines including (bio)analytical and environmental analysis, in order to characterise the source and amount of chemical contaminants in the environment as well as describe their history. To facilitate a broad understanding in environmental forensics, the master programme includes a wide range of sciences, focusing on environmental chemistry, field sampling, human and environmental health, analytical chemistry, bioanalytical methods and chemometrics.

The education ensure students gain practical field experience, studying real-life cases adopted from industry and research projects. The programme uses problem based learning (PBL) to encourage active learning and to develop problem solving abilities and good communication skills.


Chemists with a focus on environmental forensics are sought for in business, industries, research and governments. The education makes you eligible for high-end work in analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, toxicology, chemical safety, and environmental management and consulting. The Masters' degree qualifies for PhD studies for a possible academic career in advanced analytical chemistry and environmental chemistry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Transport of Pollutants in Soil, Water, and Air
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment
  • Health, Environment and Sustainable Development
  • Advanced Analytical Methods in Environmental Forensics
  • Chemometrics
  • Scientific Methodology and Project Management in Environmental Forensics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor of Natural Sciences or Chemical engineering with at least 60 ECTS in Chemistry.
  • The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10870 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21740 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • Tuition fee, first instalment: 56250 SEK
  • Total fee: 225000 SEK


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Environmental Forensics
Örebro University