MSc in Environmental Science

General

Programme Description

The Environmental Science MSc program is a complex interdisciplinary research module with environmental awareness.

Our courses are aimed at improving understanding of the environment and the processes that support life on Earth. We are particularly interested in the impacts of human activity in the world around us and in developing ready-to-use approaches for achieving environmental sustainability.

This program is recommended to applicants who want to apply the "green chemistry" approach and learn environmental technologies. The main goal is that environmental scientists can identify and address environmental impact assessment and environmental certification.

Strength of program

The Faculty of Science, ELTE has expertise in all areas of natural sciences and thus it provides a great study environment for environmental science which is closely linked to classical sciences. Notable books and periodicals and also major infrastructure and laboratory conditions are available at the Faculty of Science, which allows students and researchers to stay up-to-date with new scientific results.

The academic staff has skills and expertise ranging from the smallest scale (sub atoms) to the largest scale (whole Earth systems). They investigate the environment in a holistic manner, integrating a wide range of scientific disciplines and combining basic and applied research.

The Faculty of Science, ELTE has an especially strong tradition of academic-type training. We work with a wide variety of academic institutions in the project and program collaborations and the academic staff members are involved in national and international professional forums and conferences. The Environmental Science MSc program--in line with the social and labour market demands–has a major emphasis on the practical elements of training, but the nature of academic training remains strong, too. Our education strategy, infrastructure and unique combination of cross-cutting scientific expertise enable us to give theoretical and practical knowledge to the students and they can benefit from a sustainable and healthy environment.

Structure

Basic courses

  • Advanced environmental calculations
  • Environmental biochemistry
  • General ecology
  • Environmental analysis laboratory practices
  • Physics of environmental radiations
  • Environmental physiology
  • Remote sensing
  • Physics of certain environmental belts
  • Applied hydrogeology

Professional core material

  • Global and regional climate change
  • Fieldwork
  • Laboratory sample preparations
  • Environmental sampling 1. (Basic approaches)
  • Environmental analytical techniques 1.
  • Environmental analytical techniques 1.
  • Environmental analytical techniques 2.
  • Environmental analytical techniques 2.
  • Energetics and environment
  • Environmental sampling 2 (Contaminations)
  • Materials of the environment
  • The social part of environmental science
  • Environmental monitoring 3.
  • Geothermal energy – heat pumps
  • Applied environmental legacy
  • Facility visiting

Specialization in applied ecology

  • Conservation biology
  • Ecology practice I
  • Certification practice of ecology
  • Microbial ecology
  • Ecology practice II.
  • Modeling ecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Landscape geography, landscape research
  • Landscape geography, landscape research

Specialization in applied ecology - optional courses

  • Human ecology I
  • Soils of the world
  • Environmental science synthesis
  • The chemistry of soils: fundamentals and case studies
  • From monitoring to data analysis
  • Human ecology II
  • Human evolution: theories of human origin and human adaptation
  • Methods for seed ecological studies
  • Microbiology of environmental protection
  • Environmental microbiology practicals
  • Vegetation of the Pannonicum floristic province

Specialization in environmental physics

  • Hydrodynamics of environmental flows
  • Acoustic and noise contamination
  • Technologies with conscious environmental protection
  • Physical measurement methods
  • Systematics in materials science
  • Radioactivity in our environment
  • Radiation physics laboratory
  • Laboratory practice for environmental flows
  • Modern physics laboratory methods

Specialization in environmental physics - optional courses

  • Introduction to nuclear environmental protection
  • Environmental radiation
  • Boundary layer meteorology
  • Micrometeorology
  • Soils of the world
  • Environmental science synthesis
  • The chemistry of soils: fundamentals and case studies
  • From monitoring to data analysis
  • Applied physics: synthesis
  • Physical and biological applications of polarized light in environmental optics
  • Atmospheric environment protection
  • Environmental isotopes
  • Optical particle sizing

Specialization in environmental geology

  • Environmental mineralogy
  • Environmental mineralogy practice
  • Quaternary research
  • Environmental geophysics practice
  • Geology of the Carpathian-Pannonian Region
  • Atmospheric environment protection

Specialization in environmental geology - optional courses

  • Geography of urban and rural areas
  • Environmental isotopes
  • Archeometry of stone tools, ceramics, and metals
  • Archeometry of stone tools, ceramics, and metals
  • Boundary layer meteorology
  • Micrometeorology
  • Oceanography (Marine Sciences)
  • Groundwater as a geologic agent
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Soils of the world
  • The chemistry of soils: fundamentals and case studies
  • Environmental science synthesis
  • From monitoring to data analysis
  • Landscape ecology
  • Landscape geography, landscape research
  • Landscape geography, landscape research
  • Optical particle sizing

Specialization in environmental analytics

  • Green chemistry/Sustainable chemistry
  • Colloids in environment
  • Chemometrics
  • Modern instrumental methods in environmental analysis
  • Separation science
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Environmental technologies, soil and water chemistry
  • The chemistry of troposphere and stratosphere
  • Quality assurance of analytical methods
  • Food analysis

Specialization in environmental analytics - optional courses

  • Bioinorganic chemistry
  • Soils of the world
  • Environmental science synthesis
  • The chemistry of soils: fundamentals and case studies
  • From monitoring to data analysis
  • Introduction to nuclear environmental protection
  • Atmospheric environment protection

Thesis

Career opportunities

Students directly participate in research and development tasks. Our graduates work with government and other public-sector bodies, agencies, voluntary societies, academia, industry, and commerce – nationally and internationally. They participate in landscape rehabilitation, environmental protection and nature conservation and are also able to solve environmental problems related to energy resources, engage in environmentally friendly materials, and environmentally friendly technologies.

Job examples
  • Environmental inspector.
  • CEO in Paper Reuse Facility.
  • Waste Management Leader in Automotive Industry.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

Relevant bachelor's degree in any field of natural sciences. Applicants still pursuing their BSc studies should obtain the diploma, or at least a certificate of being entitled to the diploma, before starting their MSc studies.

Language requirements
  • English exam at minimum intermediate (B2) level
Documents to submit with the application
  • Online application form
  • Bachelor-level degree
  • Transcript of records
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Copy of the main pages of the passport (needs to be valid)
  • Passport photo
  • Copy of application fee transfer
  • Language certificate

Further comments (if needed)

Relevant bachelor's degree in any field of natural sciences. Applicants still pursuing their BSc studies should obtain the diploma, or at least a certificate of being entitled to the diploma, before starting their MSc studies.

Application procedure

The application starts with the online application system. Students need to register in the system, fill in the online application form, upload the required documents and follow the instructions during the application process.

Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

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