Programme Structure

Teaching at the MSc programme in Environmental Science is in the form of lectures, seminars, practical and theoretical exercises, and there will be a good deal of project work. You will be working both independently and in project groups.

When you enroll in the programme you are required to choose between three different specialisations. Click the links below to read more about each specialisation:

Do a Project in Practice or study abroad

You may choose to use some of your elective courses to do a project in practice or to study abroad for one or two semesters or for a shorter period of time.


The compulsory courses provide you with a broad foundation on which to base the elective courses. The elective study activities along with the knowledge obtained from the compulsory courses equip you for writing the final thesis.

You can, for example, work with thesis subjects such as:

  • Hormone-disrupting substances.
  • The effect of air pollution on health.
  • Degradation of oil and pesticides in soil.
  • Toxicity of heavy metals to humans and organisms in the soil.
  • Risk assessment of harmful substances.
  • You may also investigate what the implications are when several substances are present at the same time; the so-called cocktail effect.

See also these examples of MSc theses, showing the diversity of topics you can work with at Environmental Science.