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EnvEuro, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #301 (WUR) Uppsala, Sweden
The EnvEuro programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is a co-operation between four European universities. The Master is focused on soil, water and biodiversity and the aim is to give students European and international perspectives on research as well as planning and management in the environmental sector.


How can a European perspective contribute to better understanding and management of our environment?

A long history of intensive use and misuse of natural resources has forced Europeans to deal with their environmental problems. European countries are therefore now leading in environmental science and its use in assessment, management, legislation and technology. EU is a principle actor in all these questions and an important platform for building of knowledge and enforcement of policies.

The EnvEuro programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences has six specializations: Water resources, Soil resources and land use, Environmental management, Ecosystems and biodiversity, Environmental impacts and Climate change (of which the three first are available at SLU).

Note that applications to the program must be submitted both the national Swedish application system and through the consortium for EnvEuro.

The programme is given as part of the Euroleague for Life Sciences (ELLS) network, a cooperation of leading universities in the fields of Natural Resource Management, Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Life Sciences, Veterinary Sciences, Food Sciences, and Environmental Sciences.

The first year you study at one of the four EnvEuro universities (home university) and the second at one of the others (host university), where you also do your MSc thesis. If you chose SLU as your home university you can choose Copenhagen (Denmark), Hohenheim (Germany) or Vienna (Austria) as your host university.

Within each of the EnvEuro specialisations Water Resources, Soil Resources and Land Use, and Environmental Management, you select courses at your home university and your host university that prepare you for different future careers; research and further academic studies on one side and management and practical planning and solution in relation to environmental issues on the other side.

All students start the first semester together with a course on Environmental management in Europe. It starts with a week at University of Copenhagen where you meet all students and principal teachers from the four participating universities. Thereafter you go back to your home university and the course continues as an e-learning distance course on part time.

Parallel to this you study basic courses (Basic Semester Package). During the following semester you choose courses at the home university within your specialisations (1st Advanced Semester Package). The next semester you go to your host university and continue your specialisation (2nd Advanced Semester Package) and the last semester you do your master thesis. You can get a double degree – both from your home and host university.


Graduated EnvEuro students are now working e.g. as PhD students or researchers/teachers at universities, as experts with environmental science issues in the governmental and private sector or as teachers, both in their home country and abroad. Thanks to studies at two universities you will have great opportunities to build networks that will help you in your future career and in development of understanding within several aspects of environmental science.

Programme Structure

Courses Included

  • Water and solute transport in the soil-plant-system
  • Introduction to Masters study
  • Soils of the World
  • Water management, soil conservation and land evaluation
  • Contaminated soils - Risk Assessment and Remediation
  • Soil Biology
  • Soil and Water Chemistry
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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Equivalent to Bachelor´s degree, with specialisation in a natural science subject, such as Biology, Agricultural Science, Forest Science, Soil Science, Environmental Science or other.
  • Knowledge equivalent to English B from upper secondary school.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14100 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28200 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.
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  • First instalment: 67 500 SEK
  • Total programme: 270 000 SEK

Living costs for Uppsala

  • 7620 - 12070 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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