Masters Program in Natural Sciences in Sweden

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A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Natural sciences programs can allow students to explore occurrences in nature through observation, prediction and experiments. Various topics may be touched upon, and students may specialize in areas such as biology, ecology, astronomy, physics, chemistry and Earth science.

Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway and Finland, and is connected to Denmark by a bridge-tunnel across the Øresund. Sweden is a developed post-industrial society with an advanced welfare state. The standard of living and life expectancy rank among the highest in the world.

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Master of Chemistry in Environmental Forensics

Örebro University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years August 2017 Sweden Örebro

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. [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Sweden 2017. 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.... [-]

Master's Programme in Toxicology

Karolinska Institutet
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master's Programme in Toxicology gives students an in-depth knowledge of the broad and interdisciplinary toxicological field. [+]

The Master's Programme in Toxicology gives students an in-depth knowledge of the broad and interdisciplinary toxicological field. The programme prepares students for either a research or professional career and provides a solid platform for doctoral studies in toxicology or work in risk/safety assessment-related areas in the public sector or industry. Programme presentation The Master's Programme in Toxicology was one of the first toxicology programmes in the world. The programme is unique in its two-year cohesive focus on toxicology and human health. The programme utilises its close connection to high-quality research and risk assessment work at the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) - the main centre for education and training in toxicology and health risk assessment in Sweden, and collaborates with pharmaceutical and chemical industries, national authorities (for example the Swedish Chemicals Agency and the Swedish National Food Administration), Swetox and the Swedish Poison Information Centre, as well as with scientists at other departments both within and outside KI. The programme includes principles in toxicology, toxicokinetics, target organ toxicity, biochemical and molecular toxicological methods, mechanisms of toxicity and mode of action, toxicity testing, laboratory animal science, alternative methods to animal testing, histopathology, statistics, epidemiology, and health risk assessment. This first part of the programme provides students with a general, advanced toxicological grounding, upon which they then base a personal line of inquiry to probe more deeply into experimental research or risk/safety assessment by taking elective and/or project courses. Programme outline *might be subject to changes Semester 1 Principles of toxicology Toxicokinetics... [-]

Master in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology aims to provide a deep understanding of how to design and operate state-of-the-art life science based processes, with respect to product quality, finance and a sustainable [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Sweden 2017. The Master’s programme in Industrial and Environmental Biotechnology aims to provide a deep understanding of how to design and operate state-of-the-art life science based processes, with respect to product quality, finance and a sustainable society. The goal is to use cells and enzymes to produce commodities such as fine and bulk chemicals, pharmaceuticals or their building blocks, food, paper & pulp, energy, polymeric materials and clean water. The student will be given a comprehensive education in this vital and varied field, enabling them to prepare for careers in Sweden or internationally. Programme outline The two-year programme consists of core mandatory courses in biotechnology followed by elective courses, which include chemistry, environmental analysis and other technological subjects chosen by the student. The student is therefore able to tailor their education allowing for a unique profile to each degree, for instance “Industrial-Process Design” or “Environmental-Systems Analysis.” The courses are then followed by a degree project. Skills such as problem solving and project work, as well as oral and written presentation, are emphasised in several courses. The education is also closely coupled to the research undertaken at the School of Biotechnology and to the Swedish Bio/Pharmaceutical/Chemical industry. Degree project The degree project is performed during the last semester of the programme, where the student works on a research topic related to the theoretical courses in the curriculum. The project may be carried out either in a research setting at KTH, in industry or in another... [-]

Master in Management and Engineering of Environment and Energy ME3

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Nowadays, environmental protection and sustainability within the chemical processing and energy industries are of major concerns. In a near future, experts predict that the energy demand will drastically increase, especially because of the spectacular [+]

Nowadays, environmental protection and sustainability within the chemical processing and energy industries are of major concerns. In a near future, experts predict that the energy demand will drastically increase, especially because of the spectacular industrial and economic growth of the emerging countries. In such a context, meeting the energy needs of society without serious adverse impacts on humanity and the environment is a world challenge. Whilst generating energy with minimal environmental impact falls within the broad scope of engineering, managing the demand for energy is in the realm of economics and social sciences. In most cases, these issues are interrelated and global solutions and strategies have to be found. The original feature of the ME3 Master's programme is to combine Energy and Environmental Process Engineering with Management and Social Sciences. It aims at offering a well-balanced education to future engineers and managers having the adequate skills to solve environmental and energy issues through an integrated approach, combining technological development and innovations together with the consideration of human, social and economic constraints. The ME3 Masters is thus addressed to engineers and managers, who will work in Europe or in other regions of the world, to monitor complex social-technical systems related to Environment and Energy. Changes in the programme may occur. [-]

Master in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems SELECT

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The joint Master's programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) offers advanced education in the field of sustainable energy systems for the future. SELECT aims at delivering high quality engineering [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Sweden 2017. The joint Master's programme in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) offers advanced education in the field of sustainable energy systems for the future. SELECT aims at delivering high quality engineering skills in the field, including training in business and innovation. Industrial interaction throughout the programme prepares the students for their future career. Programme outline Sustainable energy services is one of the key issues for humanity, considering the complete environmental footprint for the services delivered. The programme starts from the concept of basic renewable energy sources (sun, wind, geothermal) and considers the pathways towards a future sustainable energy system. The curriculum rests on a strong foundation in thermal sciences, emphasising the thermodynamic tools of exergy and thermoeconomic analysis. The programme is operated by a consortium consisting of seven universities and their associated industry partners. It offers extended industrial contacts integrated throughout the whole programme, especially as part of internships and seminars/workshops. The curriculum is jointly offered with teacher mobility for certain common lectures, but also remote teaching by specialist teachers. The programme offers modern and interactive learning material including virtual workshops which enhances the student learning process. Each year a kick-off and a spring seminar bring together first and second year students from all partner universities. These events give the students the possibility for networking and group discussions in an international setting. Degree project The degree project will be performed during the 4th semester. Topics are in the field of sustainable... [-]

Master in Engineering Physics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The programme includes five tracks: Theoretical Physics, Subatomic & Astrophysics, Optical Physics, Nano Physics, and Biomedical Physics; each with compulsory, conditionally elective and elective [+]

Programme outline The programme includes five tracks: Theoretical Physics, Subatomic & Astrophysics, Optical Physics, Nano Physics, and Biomedical Physics; each with compulsory, conditionally elective and elective courses. The Biomedical Physics specialisation aims to develop the ability of physicists to interact with the life science disciplines, and offers suitable combinations of subjects, both for a career in industry, as well as for continued studies towards a PhD degree. In Nano Physics, a number of highly interesting current fields are treated, such as nano structures, nano magnetism & spin electronics, superconductivity and other phenomena with very special properties. Optical Physics is important in basic and applied research, as well as in industrial applications; students with a thorough knowledge of this field are much sought after as PhD students, as well as for positions in industry and consulting. The Subatomic and Astrophysics specialisation covers a selection of topics at the frontline of contemporary physics; both the experimental and theoretical aspects of atomic, nuclear, and particle physics with applications to astrophysics are included. The Theoretical Physics specialisation provides the students with a broad education in fundamental theoretical physics, preparing them for a future as problem solvers or researchers in industry, or for continued PhD studies. Degree project The degree project may be carried out in an academic or industrial environment in Sweden or abroad, and suitable project topics may be obtained from the staff at the three physics departments. Students are also encouraged to seek other contacts in the academic field or within the... [-]

Master in Applied and Computational Mathematics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Students from the Master’s programme in Applied and Computational Mathematics will become skilled applied mathematicians, well-prepared for advanced industrial positions or continued graduate studies. The programme contains three tracks: Mathematical [+]

Best Masters in Natural Sciences in Sweden 2017. Students from the Master’s programme in Applied and Computational Mathematics will become skilled applied mathematicians, well-prepared for advanced industrial positions or continued graduate studies. The programme contains three tracks: Mathematical Statistics and Financial Mathematics, Computational Mathematics and Optimisation and Systems Theory. Programme outline The programme consists of foundation courses that are mandatory for all students, and once the individual specialisation track is chosen, there are relevant required courses within that area as well. Within the Mathematical Statistics and Financial Mathematics track students are provided with the ability to analyse and model situations where randomness and uncertainty are common and applicable in several areas. The Computational Mathematics track contains courses providing knowledge of design, analysis and application of numerical methods for mathematical modeling, usable in computer simulations catering to both research and prototyping. Finally, the Optimisation and Systems Theory track focuses on the ability to provide optimal solutions within certain restraints, applicable in areas such as economics, operation analysis, biology and robotics, where these dynamic systems are modeled and controlled with assets gained from the systems theory area. Degree project The project may be carried out in an academic or industrial environment in Sweden or abroad. Students are welcome to discuss project ideas with the staff at the mathematics department, but are also encouraged to seek other contacts, in the academic world and in industry, to identify suitable projects. The result of this thesis work is provided as a written report and as... [-]

Master's Programme in Engineering Mathematics

Mälardalen University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Eskilstuna

The programme will provide you with broad and deep mathematical knowledge about Mathematics and its applications – knowledge which is highly attractive on the labour market in the industrial and public sectors as well as in society in general. Tomorrow’s technology depends on mathematical methods and calculations and your education in Engineering Mathematics will give you the knowledge and skills you need to actively develop new technology, build a sustainable society and/or run your own successful business. [+]

The programme will provide you with broad and deep mathematical knowledge about Mathematics and its applications – knowledge which is highly attractive on the labour market in the industrial and public sectors as well as in society in general. Tomorrow’s technology depends on mathematical methods and calculations and your education in Engineering Mathematics will give you the knowledge and skills you need to actively develop new technology, build a sustainable society and/or run your own successful business. The Programme The Master’s Programme in Engineering Mathematics prepares you for developing tomorrow’s technologies. You will learn to master mathematical methods and applications in statistics, information technology, computer science, energy and environmental technology, robotics and automatic control technology, optimisation and financial mathematics. The programme’s course offerings are carefully planned yet flexible, and give you both good theoretical knowledge and a well-developed understanding of engineering methods and practices. You will also be able to deepen your knowledge within one or more areas of your choice. Among other options, two project courses are included in the programme, where you can come in direct contact with development and research, maybe in cooperation with a company. Technical and mathematical skills are becoming more and more important in modern research and development, whether it is within typical engineering fields like information technology, communication technology, robotics and medical technology, or other fields such as finance or the health sciences. Employment and Future Prospects After completing the programme, you may have the opportunity to continue as a research student at... [-]

Master in Nanotechnology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Nanotechnology is an emerging field of science and technology related to materials and device structures with critical dimensions in the nanometre regime. The employment market in this burgeoning area is growing significantly, and is penetrating a number of technology sectors and related industries. [+]

Master in NanotechnologyNanotechnology is an emerging field of science and technology related to materials and device structures with critical dimensions in the nanometre regime. The employment market in this burgeoning area is growing significantly, and is penetrating a number of technology sectors and related industries. Programme outlineBased on a solid foundation of materials science and solid state physics, the programme aims to establish an understanding of size-dependent materials, device and system properties. The student will also learn how these properties can be tailored by a controlled manipulation of the microstructure, down to the atomic or molecular level. Furthermore, it aims for a thorough comprehension of various nanoscale devices as well as their applications and fabrication methods. The programme is mainly materials-oriented, partly directed to microelectronics and photonics, but specialisation in materials chemistry or biomedical applications is also possible. Special emphasis is placed on advanced characterisation methods to assess detailed materials and device properties. The programme is closely linked to the extensive research activities at the KTH Electrum laboratory, a world-leading resource for the education, research and product development related to micro and nanofabrication.Degree projectThe degree project gives students an opportunity to study a specific problem in-depth and comprises nominally 20 weeks of work, normally during the final term. It is usually carried out as a research project within a research group or in an industry setting. For the final completion of the degree project, the student prepares a written thesis and makes an oral presentation of his/her results in a... [-]


Master in Mathematics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme in Mathematics is a joint programme between KTH and Stockholm University (SU), and leads to a joint Master’s degree. [+]

Master in MathematicsThe Master’s programme in Mathematics is a joint programme between KTH and Stockholm University (SU), and leads to a joint Master’s degree. The specialisations of study are directed towards areas corresponding to research groups at KTH and SU, taking full advantage of the broad spectrum of expertise available at both universities. Programme outlineThe courses in the programme are organised in three blocks – the basic block, the profile block and the broadening block.The basic block provides an in-depth education in mathematics on an advanced level. Within this block it is mandatory to take one course in each of these areas: algebra and geometry, analysis, topology and finally, discrete mathematics.In the profile block, courses are chosen freely to specialise and prepare for the Master thesis – the subject is regarded in a broad sense, including mathematical statistics, optimisation theory and theoretical computer science.The broadening block contains courses on theory and methodology of science, communication of mathematical subjects and a half semester of freely elective courses.Degree projectThe degree project will typically be carried out within the specialisation chosen, either internally with a research group at KTH or externally at a company. The results are presented in a Master's thesis, as well as in a seminar.Career prospectsThe programme may lead to an advanced industrial position or serve as a platform for continued graduate studies. Mathematics is becoming increasingly important in society, and one key function of this programme is to educate tomorrow’s industrial mathematicians.... [-]


Master in Electrophysics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

A two-year Master’s programme in Electrophysics incorporates a strong foundation in electrical engineering with an understanding of electromagnetic fields and how they interact with matter. [+]

Master in ElectrophysicsA two-year Master’s programme in Electrophysics incorporates a strong foundation in electrical engineering with an understanding of electromagnetic fields and how they interact with matter. Programme outlineElectromagnetic fields are the basis of communications, most modern technology and are integral to our understanding of the universe. Ionized matter (plasma) dominates in space and finds its applications on earth – from material processing to the promise of fusion energy, the same source that powers the Sun.The programme is built around three distinct areas of focus: Plasma, Space and Radio Science – with a core selection of courses and flexibility for students to specialise in their individual areas of interest.Degree projectThe programme is concluded by an individual MSc thesis project. The project can be carried out at KTH, in industry or abroad.Career prospectsKTH has an international reputation in plasma physics and has been the home of Hannes Alfvén, a pioneer in the field and Nobel Prize winner. Today, the university is active in several aspects of the development of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), from plasma modeling to engineering material facing the plasma. Space research at KTH is done in both large international projects under ESA and NASA, and in smaller collaborations with leading research centres and universities around Europe, USA, South Africa and Japan.... [-]


Master in Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Stockholm

The Master’s programme in Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment will offer students a comprehensive education and the engineering tools necessary to solve the future challenges of how to best use our energy and finite natural resources. [+]

Master in Chemical Engineering for Energy and the EnvironmentThe Master’s programme in Chemical Engineering for Energy and the Environment will offer students a comprehensive education and the engineering tools necessary to solve the future challenges of how to best use our energy and finite natural resources. Programme outlineStudents gain advanced competence in chemical engineering and obtain modern tools to analyse various processes, such as the production of biofuels, energy storage or the purification of drinking water – through the whole chain, from raw materials to product. The analyses often include aspects on chemicals, heat, electricity and environment.A large number of elective courses allows students to tailor their education to meet personal and professional goals, and complementary skills like problem-solving and team work are emphasised in many of the courses, as is written and oral communication. The courses are therefore, to a large degree, based on seminars and project assignments as a complement to traditional lectures. The education is closely linked to the research conducted at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering at KTH, the Department of Chemical Engineering and Technology in particular, and to Swedish industry. The programme also provides an excellent basis for activities in countries outside of Sweden, as most of the teachers have close contacts with foreign universities and companies and there are strong opportunities to study parts of the programme abroad.Degree projectThe thesis topic of the degree project may be chosen from a list of available projects at the School of Chemical Science and Engineering,... [-]


Master in Sustainable Energy Systems

Mälardalen University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Eskilstuna

This programme will teach you how to work with energy conversion technologies and systems for enhancing sustainable development. [+]

Master in Sustainable Energy Systems

Sustainable energy systems are necessary to overcome the problems related to energy supplies and climate change in the world. Do you want to work with energy conversion technologies and systems for enhancing sustainable development?

The Programme

The Master’s programme in Sustainable Energy Systems will provide you with state-of-the-art knowledge within this important area. You will learn about technologies for utilising the sun, wind and biomass as energy sources. The production of power and heat by ways of energy conversion based on steam and gas turbine processes also falls within the scope of this programme. Furthermore, youwill learn about performance analyses of different energy systems and process integration. Methods for optimisation, modelling and simulation of energy systems are also included in the programme.... [-]


Master in Ecotechnology & Sustainable Development

Mid Sweden University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Östersund

Education for future jobs relevant to tackle questions about environment and development! New possibilities open up with skills from the International Master’s Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development. The programme provides you with a deeper knowledge about natural resource management from a systemic perspective. Focus is on moving society towards a sustainable development. [+]

Education for future jobs relevant to tackle questions about environment and development! New possibilities open up with skills from the International Master’s Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development. The programme provides you with a deeper knowledge about natural resource management from a systemic perspective. Focus is on moving society towards a sustainable development. In order to be successful when working with sustainable development, you must possess adequate knowledge and skills. The International Master’s Programme in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development will provide you with knowledge related to environmental and natural resource questions from a sustainability point of view and from global, regional and local levels. These broad issues, which vary in relation to time, place, complexity and connectedness, are approached in an interdisciplinary and systemic way. The programme includes courses in both Environmental Science and Environmental Technology. Environmental Science focuses on knowledge about how natural resources and the environment form preconditions to create sustainable societal functions. Environmental Technology, on the other hand, focuses on the technology and technical systems from a sustainability perspective. This programme aims to develop your analytical and systemic thinking and thus to provide you with the ability to tackle complex problems. It will also provide you with an understanding of efficient natural resource usage. It also considers how knowledge referring to different systems and innovations, together with knowledge about societal control systems, can contribute towards sustainable development. You will learn how to handle advanced methodologies to identify and describe problems in order to arrive at reasonable solutions.... [-]

Master in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Umeå Skellefteå + 1 more

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally... [+]

Master's Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology

 

Plant biotechnology is becoming increasingly important as a tool to solve some of the global problems related to feed, fuel and ecosystem management in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The Master of Science Programme in Plant and Forest Biotechnology offers students a specialized competence and skills to recognize, understand and find solutions to these challenges. The programme is based upon a set of coordinated courses which together amount to 80 credits (120 ECTS credits) spread over two years. Up-to-date knowledge is provided about plant cell and molecular biology as well as plant growth and development. This is applied in the fields of plant breeding, biotechnology and functional genomics. The programme is organized by the Department of Plant Physiology (Umeå University) and the Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) which together form the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The education is anchored around the various research topics of UPSC.... [-]