Master of Chemistry in Environmental Forensics

Örebro University

Program Description

Master of Chemistry in Environmental Forensics

Örebro University

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 specialities 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, advanced statistics, and transportation modelling. To ensure that the students gain practical field experience, real-life cases are provided in collaboration with the industry. The education use 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 programme 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, forensic analytical methods and environmental agreements. Year two includes advanced statistical methods, research methodology and project management. Both alternatives ends with a project work in a research group and/or with industry.

Specific entry requirements

A first-cycle qualification comprising at least 180 credits of which at least 90 credits are for specialised study in the main field of study 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 to environmental law and consulting. The Masters' degree qualifies for Ph D studies for a possible academic career in advanced analytical chemistry.

Additional information

The application period is open between October 16th 2015 - January 15th, 2016.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Cost & Fees

First instalment: 51540 SEK Total fee: 206160 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.

Last updated July 21, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
1 - 2 years
Full time
206,160 SEK
Start date Aug. 2017
Sweden Örebro
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Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 206,160 SEK
First instalment: 51540 SEK Total fee: 206160 SEK