Specialisations and thesis tracks - MSc Environmental Sciences

The programme Environmental Sciences offers four specialisations and within these specialisations, eleven different thesis tracks are offered.

Below you can find an overview of the specialisations and thesis tracks. Use the links to find a detailed description of the research area and the courses that are part of the thesis tracks. In addition, your programme includes courses from the common part and free choice. You can find more information on the general outline of the programme in the Study programme.

Specialisation A. Environmental Quality

Environmental Quality focuses on an improved understanding of the physical, chemical and biological processes in soil, water and air, and the effects of environmental pollution and climate change on humans and ecosystems. Knowledge from natural sciences is used to identify possible solutions for environmental issues.

    Specialisation B. Environmental Policy and Economics

    Environmental Policy and Economics covers the contribution of the social sciences to environmental research. The focus is on the social, political, legal and economic aspects of environmental issues and the goal is to provide students with the skills for studying, formulating and designing innovative forms of national and international environmental governance.

    Specialisation C. Environmental Technology

    This specialisation focuses on developing and evaluating innovative environmental technologies and concepts based on processes from nature. The aim of the environmental technologies is to recover and reuse valuable resources, and maintain and create a viable environment.

    Specialisation D. Human-Environmental Systems

    The knowledge of both natural and social sciences is applied to address complex environmental problems. The focus is on further developing the methodology and scientific tools for systems analysis in order to analyse the causes, mechanisms and effects of environmental issues like climate change, and to find potential solutions and adaptation strategies.