Atmosphere, Climate and Ecosystems, M.Sc. | University of Gothenburg | Göteborg, Sweden
M.Sc. On Campus

Atmosphere, Climate and Ecosystems

24 months
11374 EUR/year
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The Atmosphere, Climate and Ecosystems programme of the University of Gothenburg adds resources to the understanding of and solutions for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. As a graduate of the programme, you will be prepared to enter society with broad knowledge in natural science and special competence in a specialized field of science, intermixed with global challenges.



The combination of atmosphere, climate, and ecosystems forms the basis of working with all 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The University of Gothenburg was ranked number 6 in the world by Times Higher Education university impact ranking, with respect to relevance for the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Atmosphere, Climate and Ecosystems programme of the University of Gothenburg provides the chance for you to learn how human activities are linked to physical and chemical properties of the atmosphere, climate, and ecosystems and how the complexity of global sustainability challenges can be tackled. From the greenhouse effect and the interaction of climate change and ecosystems, to environmental impacts on human health and the deterioration of material including our cultural heritage, understanding the processes occurring in the atmosphere are crucial.

A broad selection of courses

You will have the opportunity to take both fundamental and applied courses in the fields of atmospheric, climatic, earth, and ecosystem sciences. The fundamental courses give you the tools needed to understand and analyse problems related to the interaction between atmosphere, climate, and ecosystems. The applied courses are directly related to important issues such as mitigation, international agreements, global change, and energy systems.

An opportunity to complete a year-long research project

A year-long research related thesis project, with the combination of atmosphere, climate, and ecosystems will set you apart in the future job market, both in research and environmental authorities. Our links to research-related companies ( and IVL for example) is beneficial to those pursuing work in the private sector. The majority of our students do an experimental thesis project, addressing a research question closely connected to a real research task of the group or principal investigator acting as supervisor. In most cases, students work as a member of the research groups.

Internship and exchange opportunities

You have the possibility to complete an internship within our collaboration network Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, whose task is to create and facilitate cooperation between Chalmers University of Technology, the University of Gothenburg, and authorities and companies in West Sweden, with an aim to generate and practically implement knowledge about sustainable development. Furthermore, you may choose to study abroad through our exchange agreements with universities in China, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Rwanda. We are also prepared to promote thesis projects related to our international students’ home universities where they completed a bachelor’s degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Global Change—Problem, Analysis, Measures
  • Climate Change in an Earth System Perspective
  • Biogeochemistry

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

  • A Bachelor's degree in Science (environmental science - natural science, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics) of 180 credits at an accredited University including at least 90 credits 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 is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    11374 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22749 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.
  • Full education cost: 248,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 SEK /month
Living costs

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


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