Master of Chemistry in Environmental Forensics offers an exciting education using active learning and providing practical experience in close cooperation with the industry and environmental researchers.
Environmental forensics is the systematic and scientific evaluation using various disciplines for the purpose of developing defensible scientific and legal conclusions regarding the source, age, and history of chemical pollutants released into the environment. You, together with industry and leading researchers, have the opportunity to develop the knowledge needed for you to contribute to a future resilient society.
The education offers insight in several disciplines including analytical and environmental analysis in order to characterize the source and amount of chemical pollutants in the environment as well as describing their history. In order to facilitate a broad understanding of the specialties involved in Environmental Forensics, the curriculum will include a wide-range of multidisciplinary expertise within natural sciences such as environmental science, isotope chemistry, environmental sampling, human health, advanced statistics, and transportation modeling. To ensure that the students gain practical field experience, real-life cases are provided in collaboration with the industry. The education uses problem-based learning (PBL) to encourage active learning and to develop problem-solving abilities. These skills will be used to identify sources and history of environmental pollution.
The program is a two-year program but can be finished after one year resulting in a 60 credit Master of Science degree in Chemistry. Year one deals with distribution of environmental pollutions, environmental toxicology, human exposure, sustainability and environmental regulations, and forensic analytical methods. Year two includes advanced statistical methods, research methodology, and project management. Both alternatives end with a project work in a research group and/or with industry.
Specific entry requirements
Bachelor of Natural Sciences or Chemical engineering with at least 60 ECTS in Chemistry. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School.
Qualifications (degree awarded)
- Degree of Master of Arts/Science [60 credits]
- Degree of Master of Arts/Science [120 credits]
Chemists with focus on environmental forensics are sought for in business, industries, research, and governments. The education makes you eligible for high-end work in analytical chemistry, environmental chemistry, food safety and work in connection with environmental law and consulting. The Masters' degree qualifies for Ph.D. studies for a possible academic career in advanced analytical chemistry.
The application period is open between October 16th, 2017 - January 15th, 2018.
Cost & Fees
First installment: 53010 SEK, Total fee: 212040 SEK
If you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are NOT required to pay application or tuition fees.
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Last updated January 11, 2018