Master of Environmental Science
Environmental science is an interdisciplinary academic field that integrates physical and biological sciences, (including but not limited to Ecology, Chemistry, Biology, Soil Science, Water, Geology and Atmospheric Science) to the study of the environment, and the solution of environmental problems.
About the degree
Environmental science provides an integrated, quantitative, and interdisciplinary approach to the study of environmental systems.
Emphasis will be placed on how and why different management strategies can contribute to sustainable use, conservation/protection and the recovery of natural and environmental resources. The study program is research and management oriented and provides a thorough experience of laboratory and fieldwork.
The study program consists of various courses comprising in total 60 ECTS and a Master’s thesis (60 ECTS). The teaching is largely based on one-week modules, and laboratory and field-oriented teaching. It provides a flexible study program and places high demands on students’ ability to work independently.
Combining theory and practice is central throughout the program. This will provide the students with necessary theoretical knowledge as well as practical experience required to be prepared for employment or further studies. The Master thesis is based on the independent study under the supervision of Professors.
Further study opportunities are Ph.D. programs in environmental science, ecology and similar fields of research.
About the School
The University College of Southeast Norway (USN) is the country’s second largest state-owned university college, measured in the total number of students, and larger than several of Norway’s universit ... Read More