Our project-based master's program in environmental science is intended for you who want to immerse yourself deeper in the subject. During the education, you work together with researchers with a specific research question. You alternate the research work with academic studies that are needed to solve the task

  • Start: Autumn 2021
  • Study form: Standard course of studies
  • Study pace: 100%
  • Campus: Östersund
  • Language: English
  • Code: MIU-B4443

Application deadline: 15 April 2021

  • Start: Spring 2022
  • Study form: Standard course of studies
  • Study pace: 100%
  • Campus: Östersund
  • Language: English
  • Code: MIU-B4580

Application deadline: 15 October 2021

The education consists of courses and project work at advanced level and leads to an independent work during the last semester. After the education, you as a student should:
- based on a given problem in the subject area, be able to choose the appropriate method and work process
- be able to analyze a problem and based on that plan and document knowledge acquisition and implementation of the project
- have developed the ability to understand and assess the possibilities and limitations of different methods
- be able to independently plan, carry out and communicate the results of a project work of a larger scale

The program is given in close collaboration with our research in Ecotechnology and Environmental Science, which is the interdisciplinary study of human societies in interaction with nature. We place special emphasis on the development of new systems for the long-term sustainable use of natural resources.

The projects deal with areas such as sustainable development, ecosystem services and sustainability assessment.

Please note that your online application is not complete until you have submitted your supporting documentation. Upload these documents to your personal account at Supporting documentation stating your interest in the programme and describing your background (according to the description above) should be submitted no later than 30 April 2020 för application to the autumn semester 2020, and no later than 31 October 2020 for application to the spring semester 2021.

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Entry requirements

English course 6/English course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or the equivalent.

Bachelor of Science or equivalent (at least 180 credits/180 ECTS), with at least 45 credits (45 ECTS) relevant for the specialization in Environmental Science.

Eligibility for available research project is assessed on the basis of the applicant’s bachelor’s degree project/thesis, a letter of motivation, and, where appropriate, through other documented experience relevant to the subject.


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Required documents:

- Certificates and diplomas from previous university studies. The universities where you studied must be internationally recognized higher education institutions (university or university college).
- Transcripts of completed courses and grades for each semester included in your degree.
- Proof of English language skills equivalent to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden, i.e. English 6/English course B.
- In addition, you must submit a letter stating your interest in the programme, and a ranking of your interests if more than one study project is offered to you. You should also describe your background and its relevance to the subject in a Curriculum Vitae (CV), with your Bachelor’s thesis, individual projects, project portfolio and any experience that you wish to refer to attached.Please note that your online application is complete when you have submitted your supporting documentation. Upload these documents to your personal account at as soon as possible but no later than three weeks after the application deadline. For more information go to

Title of qualification

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits)

Masterexamen med huvudområdet miljövetenskap, translated into Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Environmental Science.

After the programme

When you have finished your education, there are opportunities to work with research in academia or business, or in the environmental sector and the sustainability

Work experience contact

During the programme, you will meet both researchers, organisations and companies in the branch you are interested in. This way, you get useful contacts and experiences to prepare you for your future career.


Questions about the programme

Questions about the programme


The page was updated 5/23/2022