Master Program in Natural Sciences in Finland

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Natural sciences are a scientific branch that deals with observations, understanding and predictions of natural phenomena. It is a diverse field and includes disciplines such as biological science, physics, chemistry, Earth science and astronomy.

Finland, officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country situated in the Fennoscandian region of Northern Europe.

Master Degree in Natural Sciences in Finland

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Master's Programme in Chemical Engineering

Åbo Akademi
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Turku

Chemical engineering covers many scientific and technological areas essential for human well-being, a clean environment and the sustainable use of natural resources. Studies at the department provide a broad basis for specialization in sustainable, environmentally friendly processes and products, including waste minimization, biofuels, energy efficiency and chemicals from nature. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Natural Sciences in Finland. Degree awarded: Master of Science in Technology Annual intake: 20 Contact: chemeng@abo.fi Website: http://www.abo.fi/chemeng Chemical engineering covers many scientific and technological areas essential for human well-being, a clean environment and the sustainable use of natural resources. Studies at the department provide a broad basis for specialization in sustainable, environmentally friendly processes and products, including waste minimization, biofuels, energy efficiency and chemicals from nature. In the programme students gain a deeper knowledge of chemical engineering and have a unique opportunity to take part in future developments in this field. Students gain top-level expertise for work in the chemical and process industries as well as in scientific research. A Master of Science Degree in Technology is awarded upon successful completion of the programme. The two-year programme consists of 12 months of courses and six months of thesis work. There is a three-month summer break between the first and second academic year. Study Environment In the degree programme, theoretical studies, through lectures with individual or group assignments, are combined with practical and applied work in adequately equipped laboratories. The studies are done under close personal guidance of teachers and professors. The students study in an international atmosphere together with domestic students as well as international exchange students from many countries. Admission Requirements The programme is designed for students with a Bachelor's degree in chemical engineering or a corresponding degree. Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of how well the bachelor's degree corresponds to the programme and on the study merits of the student. No entrance examination. Admission granted on the basis of the application. Applicants to the Master's degree programmes taught in English must always prove their knowledge of the English language. For more detailed information on admission requirements, please check admission requirements and application procedures. How to apply? For more information on the application requirements and procedures, tuition fee and scholarships, please see http://www.abo.fi/ansok/master [-]

Master in Economic Geology

University of Oulu
Campus Full time September 2017 Finland Oulu

The Master’s Programme in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages. The programme will be taught entirely in English and comprises 22 modules, including courses in magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore deposits, structural geology for economic geologists, mining geology, geometallurgy, sampling methods, GIS applications, as well as environmental geochemistry. [+]

Master in Economic Geology The Master’s Programme in Economic Geology is offered by Oulu Mining School, with extensive international linkages. The programme will be taught entirely in English and comprises 22 modules, including courses in magmatic, hydrothermal and sedimentary ore deposits, structural geology for economic geologists, mining geology, geometallurgy, sampling methods, GIS applications, as well as environmental geochemistry. Programme Outline The Master's degree programme comprises 120 ECTS, including a 35 ECTS Master’s thesis, and between 50 and 85 ECTS of advanced courses in Geology and up to 35 ECTS from related disciplines to be chosen freely. Programme Admissions Programme Specific Academic Requirements The programme is open for applications from students with a Bachelor’s degree in geology, or other sciences, as long as students have sufficient background in geology (60 ECTS credits). Students who are in their last term/semester of Bachelor’s studies can apply to study for a Master’s degree. In the case that the applicant is accepted for study, the applicant has to submit his/her Bachelor’s degree documentation by the following deadlines. Selection Process After preliminary selection, the applicants will be interviewed by telephone, during which the educational background of the applicants, their motivation for study, and their knowledge of English are evaluated. Detailed Selection Criteria Selection is mainly based on academic performance and relevant experience, e.g., in industry or geological survey organizations. Employment Opportunities for Graduates In the last decade, Finland experienced a strong revival of the mining and exploration industry as a result of the commodity boom. Several new mines have opened and the minerals sector has become one of the key foundations for the economy in northern Finland. With this background, we offer a practice-oriented education that prepares our graduates for a career in the industry or in ore deposit-related research. University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme 2017-2018 Connected with the renewal of university strategy, the increased importance of internationalization and the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens, the University of Oulu has assigned a significant amount of money for tuition scholarships for 2017 entry. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver. The tuition fee waiver awarded covers 100 % of the full tuition fee. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process. University of Oulu Scholarship Scheme in more detail The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme (IM Scholarship) provides scholarships to academically talented international students. The scholarship is aimed at students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year International Master’s programmes. The scholarship covers the full international tuition fee. University of Oulu IM Scholarships do not cover living costs. In order to retain the scholarship in the following year of study, a student must have completed 55 ECTS by the end of the previous academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement during the first year of studies, they will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee for the second year if they wish to complete their Master’s degree programme. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness). Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Master’s Scholarship Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-18, if they are: Non-EU/EEA* citizens who do not have a permanent residence permit in Finland. (Applicants not eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship are: 1) non-EU/EEA citizens who have a permanent residence permit in Finland, 2) EU/EEA citizens or comparable persons, 3) University of Oulu students who have been accepted to study BEFORE the academic year 2017-18.) Eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu for academic year 2017 – 18. The applicant has obtained their first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education. The applicant proves a high level of proficiency in English language. Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency. Applicants who are in their last term/semester of studies for their first academic degree during the application period, can apply for the scholarship. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of study placement for a Master’s programme will receive a conditional scholarship offer. The scholarship application will be processed in the selection procedure only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria. *European Union / European Economic Area member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. With the EU legislation, Switzerland is also comparable for EU member states. The nature of residence permit is indicated in the residence permit with a letter. A permanent residence permit bears the letter P or A and an EC residence permit for third-country nationals with long-term EC resident status bears the letters P-EY. Application for International Master’s Scholarship 2017-18 There is no separate application system for the International Master’s Scholarship. All applicants for University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship have to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” section which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The International Master’s Scholarship application section cannot be completed and/or submitted without the Student Application Form. The application period for the University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes and International Master’s Scholarships is 15.12.2016-25.1.2017 Selection criteria for University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-2018 Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed. The selection criteria for the University of Oulu IM Scholarship are based on previous academic performance and academic potential. For questions concerning the University of Oulu IM Scholarship, please contact admissions.officer(a)oulu.fi [-]

Master in Ecology and Population Genetics

University of Oulu
Campus Full time September 2017 Finland Oulu

ECOGEN Master’s degree programme prepares the students for future leadership positions in conservation biology and environmental ecology. It provides the students with appropriate knowledge in ecology and population genetics of endangered species and ecosystems. This competence is needed in the environmental administration and research in the fields of e.g. conservation biology and restoration ecology. The degree enables to further Ph.D. studies in ecology and genetics. [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Natural Sciences in Finland. Master in Ecology and Population Genetics – With emphasis in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology issues ECOGEN Master’s degree programme prepares the students for future leadership positions in conservation biology and environmental ecology. It provides the students with appropriate knowledge in ecology and population genetics of endangered species and ecosystems. This competence is needed in the environmental administration and research in the fields of e.g. conservation biology and restoration ecology. The degree enables to further Ph.D. studies in ecology and genetics. The combination of studies in plant ecology and population biology (research of which is at Oulu by far the strongest in Finland), plant population genetics (part of the former Population Genetics Research of Excellence unit) and molecular ecology offers a unique opportunity for students to obtain strong tools for conservation biology and biodiversity issues. Programme Outline The programme consists of 120 ECTS, of which a minimum of 80 ECTS belongs to the main subject (animal ecology, plant ecology, genetics). Optional studies may follow either of two lines, focusing on ecology or genetics. The programme includes a trainee period either in environmental administration or research institutes in co-operation with a network of European environmental administration and research institutes. Studies take 2 years. Students will be awarded a Master of Science degree in plant or animal ecology or genetics with a possibility to continue for Ph.D. studies. Bachelor of Science degree in biology is required (or related subjects if the students have completed studies corresponding the following studies required by the Degree Programme in Biology, University of Oulu). The degree programme includes, depending on the main study subject, field courses in ecology (plant and fungal succession on sandy seashores, management of coastal meadows, endangered species), courses in restoration ecology, evolutionary ecology (evolutionary potential in wild animal populations under climate and environmental change), conservation biology, stream ecology, winter ecology and physiology (plant and animal adaptations to boreal and subarctic conditions), population genetic analysis of DNA, and quantitative genetics and plant and animal breeding. Study Environment ECOGEN Master’s degree at the Department of Biology, University of Oulu offers a multicultural environment and international education for both international and Finnish students in the fields of biology and related areas. High proportion of education consists of contact teaching and laboratory and field practicals. The facilities include botanical garden, zoological and botanical museums, greenhouses, and field research stations. Botanical Herbarium and Botanical Gardens as well as Zoological Museum conduct research in biodiversity and offer highly qualified facilities as well as collections for the research. The field research stations have well-equipped laboratories and accommodation facilities. University of Oulu’s Oulanka research station situates in the Oulanka national park which attracts visitors and researches worldwide and is part of the European PAN Parks network. Programme Admissions Programme Specific Academic Requirements The applicant must have a B.Sc. (or to be obtained by 1.8.2012) in biology, or a closely related subject, with excellent grades. A good working knowledge of English. English language skills can be proved by official language exam or by having 20 ECTS credits of studies conducted in English language in a higher education institution in Finland. Prerequisite studies, either completed as a part of the B.Sc. degree or to be completed during the M.Sc. period (bridging studies), corresponding: Cell biology (750121P), Basics of ecology (750124P), General genetics (753224P), Experimental course in general genetics (753104P), Animal physiology (751388A), Biogeography (750363A), Evolution and systematics of organisms (750307A), Basics in functional plant biology (752345A). Basic studies in statistics, chemistry and biochemistry are also required. The selected students may be asked to complete previous studies with so called bridging studies (maximum 60 ECTS). The number of courses needed is decided case-by-case basis when their personal study plan is accepted. Optional document: summary of the Bachelor's Thesis Selection Process Based on the academic requirements selected applicants might be invited for a telephone interview (in English). In the interview, the background of the applicants, their motivation for studies and knowledge of English are estimated. Detailed Selection Criteria Applicants will be ranked based on their B.Sc. grades and the telephone interview. Completion of a B.Sc. degree is obligatory to commence the M.Sc. studies. Student Selection The names of admitted students to the programme will be announced during spring. The results of the selection will be sent to all applicants. The selected students will also receive a confirmation letter stating the right to study for the Master of Science degree at the University of Oulu, Faculty of Science. If the bachelor degree is not yet obtained by the time the announcement, the study right is confirmed only after the degree is obtained. The study right has to be accepted by the deadline given by the Faculty of Science. The details will be informed to the selected students in the confirmation letter. In other case, the study rights will be withdrawn. University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme 2017-2018 Connected with the renewal of university strategy, the increased importance of internationalization and the introduction of tuition fees for non-EU/EEA citizens, the University of Oulu has assigned a significant amount of money for tuition scholarships for 2017 entry. The scholarships will be granted in the form of a tuition fee waiver. The tuition fee waiver awarded covers 100 % of the full tuition fee. Applicants can apply for the tuition scholarship as part of the admissions process. University of Oulu Scholarship Scheme in more detail The University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship Scheme (IM Scholarship) provides scholarships to academically talented international students. The scholarship is aimed at students studying for a Master’s degree in the University of Oulu two-year International Master’s programmes. The scholarship covers the full international tuition fee. University of Oulu IM Scholarships do not cover living costs. In order to retain the scholarship in the following year of study, a student must have completed 55 ECTS by the end of the previous academic year. If a student does not achieve this requirement during the first year of studies, they will be liable to pay the full international tuition fee for the second year if they wish to complete their Master’s degree programme. An exception to this rule can be made if a student has been granted approved leave from studies (e.g. due to serious illness). Eligibility Requirements to Apply for International Master’s Scholarship Applicants are eligible to apply for a University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-18, if they are: Non-EU/EEA* citizens who do not have a permanent residence permit in Finland. (Applicants not eligible for the International Master’s Scholarship are: 1) non-EU/EEA citizens who have a permanent residence permit in Finland, 2) EU/EEA citizens or comparable persons, 3) University of Oulu students who have been accepted to study BEFORE the academic year 2017-18.) Eligible to apply for a Master’s degree programme at the University of Oulu for academic year 2017 – 18. The applicant has obtained their first academic degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) from a recognised institution of higher education. The applicant proves a high level of proficiency in English language. Approved methods of demonstrating language proficiency. Applicants who are in their last term/semester of studies for their first academic degree during the application period, can apply for the scholarship. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of study placement for a Master’s programme will receive a conditional scholarship offer. The scholarship application will be processed in the selection procedure only if the applicant meets the admissions criteria. *European Union / European Economic Area member states are: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein Republic, Denmark, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom. With the EU legislation, Switzerland is also comparable for EU member states. The nature of residence permit is indicated in the residence permit with a letter. A permanent residence permit bears the letter P or A and an EC residence permit for third-country nationals with long-term EC resident status bears the letters P-EY. Application for International Master’s Scholarship 2017-18 There is no separate application system for the International Master’s Scholarship. All applicants for University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes need to complete the Student Application Form. Those applicants who are applying for the University of Oulu International Master’s Scholarship have to additionally complete the “Application for Scholarship,” section which can be found at the end of the Student Application Form. The International Master’s Scholarship application section cannot be completed and/or submitted without the Student Application Form. The application period for the University of Oulu Master’s degree programmes and International Master’s Scholarships is 15.12.2016-25.1.2017 Selection criteria for University of Oulu IM Scholarship 2017-2018 Admissions and scholarships decisions will be taken at the same time. Those students successful in obtaining an International Master’s Scholarship will be notified at the same time as their offer of admission to their International Master’s programme is confirmed. The selection criteria for the University of Oulu IM Scholarship are based on previous academic performance and academic potential. For questions concerning the University of Oulu IM Scholarship, please contact admissions.officer(a)oulu.fi [-]

Master for Research Chemists

University of Eastern Finland Department of Chemistry
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Joensuu

The programme is focused on researcher training in order to meet the ever-growing need for top quality researchers. The programme also serves as an... [+]

Master for Research Chemists

 

The programme is focused on researcher training in order to meet the ever-growing need for top quality researchers. The programme also serves as an excellent stepping stone for PhD studies.

 

 

Who should apply?

Graduates who are seeking challenges in the field of chemistry research and who hold a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering.

 

 

Course structure and curriculum

The International Master’s Degree Programme for Research Chemists is comprised of 120 credits, which can be completed in two years. The studies include compulsory and elective modules that may vary according to the students’ interests and major subjects. The major subject can be chosen from four principle categories: Inorganic Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry.... [-]


Master in Chemistry: Science for Energy and Sustainability

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 

Science for Energy and Sustainability (SES) is an interdisciplinary 'track' or specialisation within the UvA Master's programmes Chemistry and Physics. It combines ‘hard’ scientific research with the analysis of societal issues, business models and government regulations. The programme covers a broad area of hot topics, such as: [+]

Best Masters Degrees in Natural Sciences in Finland. What does Science for Energy and Sustainability at the UvA have to offer me? Science for Energy and Sustainability (SES) is an interdisciplinary 'track' or specialisation within the UvA Master's programmes Chemistry and Physics. It combines ‘hard’ scientific research with the analysis of societal issues, business models and government regulations. The programme covers a broad area of hot topics, such as: - bio-based economy - green chemistry - photophysical and photochemical energy conversion - biosolar cells and catalysis for sustainable synthesis and energy conversion. SES is an outward-looking programme, geared towards the cutting edge of energy and sustainability research. It gives you the skills and knowledge to move from understanding the state-of-the-art, to actually developing new sustainable technologies that can be implemented in society. Is Science for Energy and Sustainability at the UvA for me? It is , if you: - are interested in both physics and chemistry - want to become (more) aware of the scientific, technological and societal challenges for our future - want to learn how to advance renewable energy resources, promote sustainable development, and use resources more efficiently - want to study the development of technological solutions to global energy and sustainability problems, as well as the societal context of global developments in this field - want to pursue a career that focuses on developing sustainable solutions to our current pressing global situation with regard to energy, climate and sustainability. Courses The programme has a course load of 60 EC, all of which take place in the first year. Your courses will be carefully chosen in consultation with the programme manager. The following courses are compulsory: - Current Sustainable Energy Technologies (6 EC) - Project Sustainable Future (6 EC) - Academic Skills courses (6 EC in total) Besides these core courses, four restricted choice courses (24 EC) are required. For example: - Green Chemistry (6 EC) - Biosolar Cells (6 EC) - Environmental Chemistry (6 EC) - Heterogeneous Catalysis (6 EC) - Catalysis for Sustainable Energy (6 EC) - Homogeneous Catalysis (6 EC) - more physics-related courses (such as Photovoltaics, Nuclear Fusion/Fission, Photosynthesis for Energy) - more society-related courses (such as Bio-based Economy, Management of Sustainable Innovation) In addition, 18 EC of free choice can be used to fulfil specific requirements, e.g. for advanced courses or deficiencies. Thesis and research project The second year of the programme consists of: - a literature thesis (12 EC) - a research project (48 EC) You conduct your research project within one of the track's participating research groups, at another university (in the Netherlands or abroad), or in industry. It is concluded with a Master's thesis, which you present during a colloquium. [-]

Master in Astronomy and Astrophysics: Gravitation and Astroparticle Physics

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 

<strong>Gravitation Astroparticle Physics (GRAPPA)</strong> is a selective excellence 'track' or specialisation within the UvA <strong>Master's programmes Astronomy and Astrophysics and Physics</strong>. It stands at the intersection of theoretical physics, experimental (astro)particle physics and astrophysics. [+]

What does Gravitation Astroparticle Physics at the UvA have to offer me? Gravitation Astroparticle Physics (GRAPPA) is a selective excellence 'track' or specialisation within the UvA Master's programmes Astronomy and Astrophysics and Physics. It stands at the intersection of theoretical physics, experimental (astro)particle physics and astrophysics. Current GRAPPA research topics include: - gravitational waves - dark matter detection - multi-messenger techniques (i.e. neutrinos, radio through gamma-ray signatures) - particle acceleration in astrophysical sources - cosmology - beyond the Standard Model physics. GRAPPA staff members are involved with several international research projects, such as: - the ANTARES and KM3NeT neutrino telescopes - the KamLAND reactor neutrino experiment - the XENON dark matter experiment - astroparticle-related experiments in the CERN-based ATLAS detector - the Cherenkov Telescope Array - existing and upcoming astrophysical facilities from the radio waves (e.g. LOFAR) through the X-rays (e.g. Chandra, XMM, LOFT). Is Gravitation Astroparticle Physics at the UvA for me? It is, if you: - are ambitious - are interested in cosmology and astroparticle physics - are interested in fundamental research - have thorough knowledge of quantum mechanics, calculus and electrodynamics - are intrigued by both the subatomic scale (e.g. the Standard Model, particle interactions) and the largest scales (e.g. astrophysical objects, the universe), and are particularly interested in combining the two to address some of the biggest puzzles in science - have a theoretical or experimental background - take pleasure in an international collaborative research environment. GRAPPA/astro and GRAPPA/particle In effect, there are two GRAPPA tracks: - GRAPPA/astro track (for MSc Astronomy and Astrophysics students) - GRAPPA/particle track (for MSc Physics students) These tracks contain all the same compulsory and elective courses. The difference lies in the general focus. MSc A&A students will generally choose more astronomy-related electives and a more astronomy-related thesis topic, whereas MSc Physics students will generally opt for more physics-related electives and a more physics-related thesis topic. In addition, the GRAPPA/particle track consists of two subtracks, which students choose between after the first semester: - GRAPPA subtrack - Particle subtrack However, all GRAPPA students - regardless of the (sub)track they follow - belong to the same group. Courses Together with the programme manager, you will tailor an individual course load with a focus on either astrophysics, theoretical physics or particle physics. GRAPPA has the following compulsory courses, to give you a solid foundation: - High Energy Astrophysics: Accretion onto Compact Objects OR Radiative Processes and Relativistic Flows (6 EC) - Particle Physics I (6 EC) - General Relativity (6 EC) - Particle Cosmology (6 EC) - Academic Skills courses (6 EC in total) Besides these core courses, 24 EC is reserved for elective courses, to allow you to develop your skills for your research project in the second programme year. The remaining 12 EC you can freely devote to any other courses that interest you (even outside of physics or astronomy), or to make up for deficiencies. Master's thesis The second year of the GRAPPA programme focuses on your chosen research project. You will work with one of the academic staff members on a timely and relevant topic, and apply the skills you developed during your courses to work on original research. Topics can range from fairly theoretical (such as cosmology) to experimental (such as building astroparticle physics detectors). Your total thesis work is worth 60 EC. International experience Within GRAPPA you can gain international experience in an educational setting, by: - attending the CERN summer-school - doing a project at the La Palma observatory - attending an international school - arranging your own astroparticle physics related international activity. [-]

CBU Master in Forestry

University of Eastern Finland
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Joensuu

CBU Master's Degree Programme in Forestry is based on bilateral and international collaboration in the fields of forest and environmental sciences with aims... [+]

CBU Master in Forestry

 

CBU Master's Degree Programme in Forestry is based on bilateral and international collaboration in the fields of forest and environmental sciences with aims to promote the ecologically and socially sustainable use of nature resources. As well as teaching based on high level scientific research the aim of this programme is to develop student's cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of different working environments.This programme is designed for students, who already have their Bachelor's or comparable degree, recognised by the university. The working language is English, and the studies are made both in Finland and Russia. The extent of these two-year long studies is 120 ECTS points. The programme has been fully implemented since autumn 2007.... [-]


Master’s Programme Sustainable Forest & Nature Management (Erasmus Mundus)

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at enabling graduates to deal with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural [+]

Master’s Program Sustainable Forest & Nature Management (Erasmus Mundus)

Are you interested in a deeper understanding of holistic forest and nature management? Would you like to work as a forester in an international environment?

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) is a two-year world-class integrated programme aimed at enabling graduates to deal with the enormous challenges in sustainable management of natural resources, namely the challenge of management of forests and nature in an integrated landscape.

The MSc Course in Sustainable Forest and Nature Management (SUFONAMA) offers:... [-]


Master's Programme - Sustainable Development

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time

The Master programme Sustainable Development offers opportunities to learn more about sustainable development in various disciplines. Sustainable development is an important political objective in Sweden, the European Union... [+]

Master's Programme -  Sustainable Development

Human activities affect and are affected by natural resources in many ways. Do you want to learn more about sustainable development in natural and social contexts?

The programme Sustainable Development offers opportunities to learn more about sustainable development in various disciplines.

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Sustainable development is an important political objective in Sweden, the European Union, and other countries all over the world. The concept of sustainable development has an interdisciplinary basis and applies a holistic approach incorporating economic, social and ecological dimensions. Knowledge of the way interactions between environmental and social factors affect economic development is central.... [-]


Master's Programme - Euroforester

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time

This first class MSc programme in Euroforester is conducted in an international environment, preparing students for a career in the forestry sector. The MSc programme "Euroforester" has been developed in cooperation between 13 forest faculties in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Russia, Ukraine and Sweden. [+]

Master's Programme - Euroforester

Forestry faces profound changes, thus forestry education must equip students with new skills. This first class MSc programme is conducted in an international environment, preparing students for a career in the forestry sector.

The forestry profession faces profound changes. Forests are no longer regarded simply as "factories" for wood production. The perspective has widened and the wide range of outputs from forests, has become a keen concern for the whole of society - nationally, regionally and globally. Across borders, countries share environmental and social issues; likewise, forest industries and markets increasingly cross national boarders. Consequently the forester of today must have a wide perspective and be capable of working in an international environment.... [-]


Master's Programme - Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time

The Master's Programme - Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations covers different aspects of the management and conservation of fish and wildlife, including scientific theory and methods, as well as relevant laws and conventions at the international level. [+]

Master's Programme - Management of Fish and Wildlife Populations

Why is wildlife important to human life? How do we handle depleted populations? Become a student and help solve the problem!

The programme covers different aspects of the management and conservation of fish and wildlife, including scientific theory and methods, as well as relevant laws and conventions at the international level. It includes obligatory courses, a Master’s thesis and elective courses. The programme targets both Swedish and international students, including students from developing countries. It is offered by the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies, where approximately 55 researchers and PhD students actively conduct research in the fields of fish and wildlife management, biological conservation, and aquaculture.... [-]


Master's Programme - Animal Science

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time

The aim of the Master's Programme - Animal Science is to give you a scientific basis for the identification, analysis and solving of problems, taking into consideration the needs of the animal and society. [+]

Master's Programme - Animal Science

Farm animals primarily supply us with food and clothing, whilst our sporting and companion animals bring us other benefits. Do you care about the function and health of our animals?

Our domestic animals are of great importance for our society. Farm animals primarily supply us with food and clothing, whilst our sporting and companion animals bring us other benefits. Whatever we expect of our animals, it is important that they both function well and are in good health. We also have to consider the various needs of our society. Through advisory work, education, research and animal husbandry, animal scientists can improve the production and wellbeing of our animals. Within the international collaboration, animal science plays an increasing role when it comes to improving and developing animal husbandry practices. The program has a duration of 2 years and will prepare you for a number of careers, for instance research.... [-]


Master's Programme - Agroecology

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time

Using case studies and field experience, the Master´s Programme in Agroecology guides students through a learning process on agriculture as an open system, dependent on its global and regional surroundings ... [+]

Agroecology

Can agriculture support both man and the ecological systems? Is it possible to separate social and ecological systems within agriculture?

Using case studies and field experience, the Master´s Programme in Agroecology guides students through a learning process on agriculture as an open system, dependent on its global and regional surroundings, as well as people and local resources. The programme offers a head start for students who seek to work with development or research for agriculture to support small-scale farmers.

Farming and food production are ecologically, economically and socially important in all societies. Worldwide there is a need for academic experts that can deal with land use systems that are complex, multifunctional and rapidly changing. This programme investigates the social, economic and environmental barriers and opportunities for small scale and sustainable agricultural production. Some examples of subjects are: agronomy in a systems ecology perspective; farm production integrated with nature conservation and production of ecosystem services; the sociology of farming and agriculture.... [-]


Master's Programme - Environmental Communication and Management

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time

In the Master's Programme - Environmental Communication and Management we learn how to understand communication processes, to create communicative strategies for environmental changes, organize collective action and mediate in environmental conflicts in a constructive way. [+]

Master's Programme - Environmental Communication and Management

 

Practical work in the field of natural resource management and sustainable development also involves communication. How can we manage conflicting interests between people and orginisations?

 

Communication plays an important role in the facilitation of sustainable management of natural resources and environmental issues. In the ECM program we learn how to understand communication processes, to create communicative strategies for environmental changes, organize collective action and mediate in environmental conflicts in a constructive way.

 

To work in practice with environmental change and sustainable development mean to work with people and communication. Communication is involved in all environmental issues: industries’ adaptation of environmental technology, governmental protection of wildlife, international governmental agreements etc. Companies, governmental agencies and environmental organisations are demanding people with professional skills in environmental communication. To facilitate sustainable development, society needs to know about e.g. plants, soils and water. But that is not enough. We also need to know about how to coordinate different resource users, how to motivate consumers to adapt environmental technology, and how to manage environmental conflicts.... [-]


Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Campus Full time

This Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management offers students knowledge and skills from different disciplines - with a key theoretical base in the social sciences - to create appropriate ways of managing rural problems in context. [+]

Master's Programme - Rural Development and Natural Resource Management

Why is it so difficult to collectively organise sustainable fishing in lake Chilwa in Malawi? What are the basic ideas of development policies of the European Union and the World Bank?

There is a growing recognition that the challenges in the development and management of rural areas globally are due to a multitude of social, economic, political and ecological factors. Understanding and dealing with this complex and multi-layered reality therefore requires interdisciplinary analyses and innovative solutions. This programme offers students knowledge and skills from different disciplines - with a key theoretical base in the social sciences - to create appropriate ways of managing rural problems in context.... [-]