Master in Environmental Chemistry

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Program Description

Master in Environmental Chemistry

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Master's Programme in Environmental Chemistry

Umeå University offers a master in Environmental Chemistry. The training covers most environmental chemical topics and provides a deeper understanding of organic and inorganic environmental pollutants occurrence, origin and processes in biota, soil, air and water, such as transport, distribution, transformation and availability. The training primarily focuses on advanced methodologies for chemical analysis and modeling of environmental chemical and biogeochemical processes.


The master program in Environmental Chemistry provides the compulsory courses "Environmental Chemistry" and "Measurement and Modeling" in which environmental chemical and biogeochemical issues and processes are presented along with methodologies for studying them. Among the elective courses, we recommend in particular toolbox courses where you have the opportunity to study instrumental techniques in detail. The program ends normally with a degree project of research-like nature. The training is given in English and in an international environment.

Degree and career

After the training, you can characterize environmental hazards and understand environmental and biogeochemical processes from a chemical perspective. The training is also a good basis for postgraduate studies, and a good chance for a national or international career in the field.

Block schedule

Year 1

Semester 1:

  • Analytical Chemistry, 15 ECTS
  • Environmental Chemistry, 15 ECTS

Semester 2:

  • Surface characterization, 7.5 ECTS
  • Applied masspectrometry, 7.5 ECTS
  • Measurement and Modeling of Environmental Pollutants, 15 ECTS

Year 2

Semester 1:

  • Chemometrics, 15 ECTS
  • Elective course, 15 ECTS

Semester 2:

  • Master project, 30 ECTS


  • Basic requirements for university studies in English equivalent to English A from Swedish Upper Secondary School,
  • A Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, 180 ECTS) from an internationally recognised university.
  • Special requirements: 60 ECTS in Chemistry.

If you are still working towards your undergraduate degree, you need to include with your application a document from your current University, outlining when you are expected to graduate as well as a course outline for the last semester.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated June 2, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
2 years
Full time
270,000 SEK
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Start date Aug. 2017
Sweden Umeå
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Duration 2 years
Price 270,000 SEK