Master in Ecotechnology & Sustainable Development

Mid Sweden University

Program Description

Master in Ecotechnology & Sustainable Development

Mid Sweden University

Education for future jobs relevant to tackle questions about environment and development! New possibilities open up with skills from the International Master’s Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development. The programme provides you with a deeper knowledge about natural resource management from a systemic perspective. Focus is on moving society towards a sustainable development.

ETAS

In order to be successful when working with sustainable development, you must possess adequate knowledge and skills. The International Master’s Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development will provide you with knowledge related to environmental and natural resource questions from a sustainability point of view and from global, regional and local levels. These broad issues, which vary in relation to time, place, complexity and connectedness, are approached in an interdisciplinary and systemic way. The programme includes courses in both Environmental Science and Environmental Technology.

Environmental Science focuses on knowledge about how natural resources and the environment form preconditions to create sustainable societal functions. Environmental Technology, on the other hand, focuses on the technology and technical systems from a sustainability perspective. This programme aims to develop your analytical and systemic thinking and thus to provide you with the ability to tackle complex problems. It will also provide you with an understanding of efficient natural resource usage. It also considers how knowledge referring to different systems and innovations, together with knowledge about societal control systems, can contribute towards sustainable development.

You will learn how to handle advanced methodologies to identify and describe problems in order to arrive at reasonable solutions. Your multi-disciplinary ability will furthermore develop due to the design of the programme, which includes, for example, multidisciplinary thematic assignments. Within these projects you will be able to sharpen your ability to search for, analyse and use knowledge under qualified supervision. The programme aims to provide you with an insight into modern research and development within the field.

Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor of at least 180 Credits (180 ECTS) or equivalent, with at least 45 Credits (45 ECTS) in total from one or several of the following fields of study:

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Technology
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Law Proven language proficiency in English: English course 6/English course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School (Gymnasium) or the equivalent.

Title of qualification

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (120 credits) Magisterexamen or Masterexamen med huvudområdet miljövetenskap, translated into Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) or Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Environmental Science.

After the program

The programme is recommended to those who want to work within the broad and expanding field of ecotechnology and sustainable development. Work opportunities can be found in national or international companies as well as organisations and authorities all over the world. It also allows you the option of continuing your education or to work within a research area at university level.

Price info available on: www.miun.se/en/education/programmes/fees-and-scholarships/tuition-and-application-fees. Please notice that European citizen are exempted from paying fees.

FAQ:

Can you send me more information?

More information about Mid Sweden University’s international programmes can be found on our websites (www.miun.se/en). On every programme’s webpage, you find information about entry requirements and much more. The curricula/syllabi are available by clicking on a button called “Curriculum” on the right-hand side on each programme’s webpage.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is mid-January every year (for the coming fall semester) for international students that require a residence permit for studying in Sweden. More info can be found on University Admissions (the central application system for all universities in Sweden). The “first admission round” is for students that require a residence permit in order to start their studies in Sweden (deadline mid-January). The “second admission round” is for international and Swedish national students that do not need to apply for a residence permit (deadline mid-April).

Electronics Design is the only international programme at Mid Sweden University where students have the possibility to start their studies during the spring semester. The application deadline is mid-August for the January admission.

How much does it cost?

Citizens of the EU, EEA and Switzerland are not required to pay an application fee or tuition. Students from other countries will have to pay an application fee and tuition for their studies in Sweden. More information about the application fee and the cost of tuition for each programme at Mid Sweden University can be found on University Admissions and on Mid Sweden Universities webpages.

Can I pay in installments?

The tuition fee must be paid one semester at a time, prior to the start of each semester. The fee for one semester cannot be paid in several instalments. When searching for programmes on University Admissions and selecting one, the first tuition fee instalment and the total tuition fee will be shown amongst the rest of the information.

Is this available online?

All international programmes offered by Mid Sweden University (except for Emotion Psychology) are campus-based. Emotion Psychology is an internet-based programme that has one to two mandatory meetings in Östersund, Sweden, every semester.

What is the duration?

The duration of each programme differs. As 60 credits are a full-time study load for one year, most of our programmes at Mid Sweden University are either one or two years long. Because Emotion Psychology can be studied at a part-time study pace (15 credits per semester and 30 credits per year), the duration of 2 years at a full-time load becomes 4 years at a part-time study load.

Can I take this part-time?

All of Mid Sweden University’s international programmes (except for Emotion Psychology) need to be studies at a full-time study pace (30 credits per semester = 60 credits per year). Emotion Psychology can either be studied full-time or part-time (15 credits per semester = 30 credits per year). This means, of course, that the study duration for part-time studies doubles.

Is this part-time or full-time?

All of Mid Sweden University’s international programmes (except for Emotion Psychology) need to be studies at a full-time study pace (30 credits per semester = 60 credits per year). Emotion Psychology can either be studied full-time or part-time (15 credits per semester = 30 credits per year). This means, of course, that the study duration for part-time studies doubles.

Where is the school located?

We are located in the middle of Sweden (one geographic midpoint of Sweden is located about a 1-hour drive west of Sundsvall). Mid Sweden University has two campuses: one in Sundsvall, Västernorrland, and one in Östersund, Jämtland.

Where is the campus located?

Mid Sweden University is located in Sundsvall and Östersund. Both cities are located in the middle of Sweden. The Sundsvall campus offers the following international programmes: Computer Engineering, Electronics Design, Industrial Design – Design for All, Photojournalims, Business Administration Marketing and Management, and Political Science. Östersund’s campus offeres these international programmes: Ecotechnology (Bachelor), Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development (Master), Toursim Studies, Business Aministration Marketing and Management, and Political Science.

The masters in Business Administration, Marketing and Management and Political Science are offered on both campuses. So, be careful to choose the right option on University Admissions! Emotion Psychology is an internet-based programme. However, the mandatory meetings every semester will be held on the Östersund campus.

In which state/province/region is the school?

We are located in the middle of Sweden (one geographic midpoint of Sweden is located about a 1-hour drive west of Sundsvall). Mid Sweden University has two campuses: one in Sundsvall, Västernorrland, and one in Östersund, Jämtland.

What other funding options do you have?

Mid Sweden University offers tuition scholarships for some of our international programmes for high-performing students. As only a few scholarships are available every year, we recommend that you consider applying to other scholarships as well. The Swedish Institute and Global Grants might be a good place to look for other funding opportunities. Please visit our websites for more information. For students interested in Electronics Design: tuition scholarships from Mid Sweden University are only available for the fall-semester start of the programme.

What documents are required?

Sweden’s universities have a centralized application system: University Admissions. On their website, you will find all kinds of information that you need in order to apply for university studies in Sweden.

What is the admission/enrolment process?

On University Admissions, all information for applying to Swedish universities is available.

What language is this course taught in?

Mid Sweden University’s international programmes are all taught in English.

Other

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated August 31, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
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2 years
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Jan. 15, 2017
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Sweden Ă–stersund
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