The first semester focuses on improving your understanding of the processes governing fluxes of water and matter in the landscape (soil physics, soil chemistry and soil biology). The second semester focuses on land use impacts on water quality, including eutrophication and environmental monitoring and assessments (primarily from a Scandinavian and European perspective). In addition you may choose e.g. a 5 credit course in “Biogeochemistry – element cycles and Climate change” and courses in GIS or systems analysis. The third semester include courses in soil classification, land evaluation, soil and water conservation, safe nutrient cycling and risk assessment of pollutants from a wider international perspective. Optionally you may choose 15 credits within other disciplines (e.g. economy, environmental communication, natural resource management). Finally, during the fourth semester you will complete your master thesis (30 credits).
Applicants need a bachelor’s degree with a major within Biology,Agricultural Science,Soil Science, Geo Science,Environmental Science,Forest Science or Technology. Applicants from non-anglophone countries should provide proof of English proficiency.The application deadline for non EU applicants is January 15.