Environmental Sciences

Umea University

12 months
6646 EUR/year
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The one-year master's Environmental Sciences programme at the Umea University aims to develop your competence in working with environmental issues. 


You will study at the Environmental Sciences programme at the Umea University environmental issues from a scientific perspective – analysing causes, relationships and possible solutions to environmental problems. Sustainable development is a core theme within the programme, which will help prepare you for your future career, whether you aim to work at a government agency or in the private sector.

While studying

The master's programme in environmental science addresses current societal problems that are connected to global environmental and health issues. The transition to a more sustainable society is a major challenge, requiring joint efforts by universities, society and the private sector. The challenge is complex and requires a multidisciplinary approach.

The programme begins with a course focusing on the complex issues related to land use, where different interests such as natural resource management, land claims and ecological compensation are discussed. In order to achieve reality-related conditions, we use so called challenge-based pedagogy, where students develop innovative solutions for complex sustainability challenges in project form in collaboration with the public and industrial sectors.

Programme Structure

  • Following the first course, you then choose between a variety of courses in the fields of environmental science, biology and geoscience, such as Freshwater management and Analyses of environmental changes. 
  • The teaching in our courses consists of lectures, seminars, group exercises, laboratory exercises and field exercises. 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent first-cycle qualification comprising of at least 180 ECTS or a corresponding qualification from an internationally recognised university. 
  • Specific entry requirements are: 90 ECTS credits including a thesis work in environmental science, environmental health, earth sciences or biology. 
  • Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6646 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6646 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.



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