Master in Atmosphere, Climate and Ecosystems

University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science

Program Description

Master in Atmosphere, Climate and Ecosystems

University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science

The Atmosphere, Climate and Ecosystems (ACE) Master Programme offers a modern education for students with interest in human activity linked to physical and chemical properties of the atmospheric, climatic and eco-systems. The programme provides opportunities to take both fundamental and applied courses in the fields of atmospheric, climatic and earth system sciences. The fundamental courses give the student the tools to use in solving relevant problems in the interaction between atmosphere, climate and ecosystems. The applied courses are directly related to certain important ACE issues, such as international agreements, global change and energy systems. The program is research oriented with leading researchers in ACE areas as teachers in the courses and a full year of thesis work normally done in a research group.

Outline of the program

The program starts with two mandatory courses: Global change - problem, analysis, measures (7.5 hec) and Climate change in an earth system perspective (7.5 hec), followed by optional courses (37.5 hec) hosted by several of the science departments, one more mandatory course in bio geo chemistry (7.5 hec) in the third quarter and a master thesis work (60 hec). Courses are also offered through the Nordic programme Atmosphere-Biosphere Studies (ABS).

Master thesis

It is recommended that your master thesis work (60 hec) is conducted towards the end of the Master's Programme. Doing a 60 hec thesis project is highly research related and beneficial for the understanding of the program topic and can be advantageous for continued studies.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


The aim is to prepare students for research or administrative tasks where solid knowledge in atmospheric, climate and eco-system science is of concern. Typically, the student after passing this master programme, could initiate an academic career, conduct research on industrial applications or be an expert advisor within the governmental/administrative sector.

Cost & Fees

Application fee 900 SEK Full programme cost 265 200 SEK First payment 66 300 SEK

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor's degree in Science (environmental science - natural science, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics) of 180 hec at an accredited University including at least 90 hec in a major subject. These prerequisites can be waived if an applicant has verifiable equivalent knowledge/skills, for example for students with a Bachelor degree in geography - natural science. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credit points from previous university studies, maximum 225 hec.

Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept., 2017
4 semesters
Full time
265,200 SEK
Start date Sept., 2017
Sweden Gothenburg
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Duration 4 semesters
Price 265,200 SEK