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, human health, 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, human exposure,sustainability and environmental regulations, and forensic analytical methods. 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

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]

Career

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 2017 - January 15th, 2018.

Cost & Fees

First instalment: 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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 15, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2018
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Full time
Price
Price
212,040 SEK
Information
Deadline
Jan. 15, 2018
Locations
Sweden - Örebro
Start date: Aug. 2018
Application deadline Jan. 15, 2018
End date Request Info
Dates
Aug. 2018
Sweden - Örebro
Application deadline Jan. 15, 2018
End date Request Info
Price
First instalment: 53010 SEK Total fee: 212040 SEK