MSc in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Environmental Changes at Higher Latitudes

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Program Description

Programme overview

To better understand the effects of changes in nature and society at high latitudes, this program presents the different biological, physical and social processes and how they interact to shape the arctic environments. Due to climate change, increased economic activities and access to the arctic area, ecosystems and societies are changing in an accelerated rate.

Therefore, there is a need for experts with multidisciplinary training in environmental sciences. The programme is a joint Nordic master, which means that students will graduate from two universities: the Agricultural University of Iceland and the University of Helsinki (AUI:UH) or Lund University (AUI:LU). In addition, EnCHiL students will have access to courses and research projects at any of the EnCHiL associated partners: the University of Oulu in Finland, the University of Aarhus in Denmark, the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources and the Estonian University of Life Sciences.

The curriculum contains a mandatory mobility period of at least one semester and all students will stay one semester at the Agricultural University of Iceland. 

Programme structure

Depends on starting location.

For Lund campus:

  • Greenhouse Gases and Biogeochemical Cycles (15 credits) [LU]
  • Statistical tools for climate and atmospheric science (5 credits) [distance learning]
  • Climate Change in the Arctic (5 credits) [distance learning]
  • Climate Now (2 credits+3 credits) [distance learning], Arctic forum (5 credits) [AUI]
  • EnCHiL forum (1 credit) [AUI]
  • Ethics and Philosophy of Science (6 credits) [AUI]
  • Communication, Knowledge and Extension (4 credits) [AUI]
  • Environmental Governance (6 credits) [AUI]
  • Arctic Planning and Environmental Changes (2 credits) [AUI]
  • Sea Ice Ecology (5 credits [Greenland]

Second-year courses at one of the EnCHil partners (30 credits) and thesis project (30 credits).

Career prospects

As a graduate of the MSc in EnCHiL, you will be able to work within the fields of environmental management, consultancy, climate modelling and research with a focus on the arctic environment.

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Last updated Oct 2020

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Lund is Sweden’s most attractive study destination. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. A ... Read More

Lund is Sweden’s most attractive study destination. The University offers one of the broadest ranges of programmes and courses in Scandinavia, based on cross-disciplinary and cutting-edge research. A degree from Lund University is a hallmark of quality both in Sweden and abroad. Read less
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