The Master of Chemistry in Environmental Forensics programme is an exciting opportunity, 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. This program gives you the opportunity to develop the knowledge needed for you to contribute to a future resilient society.

The programme offers insight into several disciplines including analytical and environmental analysis, in order to characterize the source and amount of chemical pollutants in the environment as well as describe their history. To facilitate a broad understanding in environmental forensics, the curriculum includes a wide range of multidisciplinary expertise, such as environmental sampling, human health, advanced statistics, and transportation modelling. To ensure that students gain practical field experience, real-life cases are provided in collaboration with industry and researchers. The programme 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.

Year one covers distribution of environmental pollutions, environmental toxicology, human exposure, sustainability and regulations, and analytical methods. Year two includes advanced statistics, research methodology and project management followed by 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 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, 2018 - January 15th, 2019.

Cost & Fees

First installment: 53640 SEK, Total fee: 214560 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 October 15, 2018
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214,560 SEK
First instalment: 53640 SEK Total fee: 214560 SEK
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