Environmental Science (Formerly Environmental Chemistry and Health)
Master (2 years) of Science in Environmental Science, 120 ECTSAgriculture and environment Mathematics, natural- and computer science
|Institution||University of Copenhagen (KU)|
|Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH)||7300 EUR|
|Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH)||0 EUR|
Graduates of Environmental Science will be able to analyse what happens in nature and people when exposed to potentially harmful substances. Consequently, you will know how to avoid or remedy the potentially toxic effects of chemicals, e.g. endocrine disrupting effects. And you will be able to handle specific issues such as degradation of oil and pesticides in soil, the toxicity of heavy metals to humans and organisms in the soil and risk assessment of harmful substances.
As a student of Environmental Science, you will learn how environmentally harmful substances move and are degraded in the environment, and you will know what is toxic. And, most importantly, you will become an expert on what we can do to find solutions to the challenges.
Read about the structure of the programme
Career OpportunitiesAs a graduate with expertise in environmental science, you have many career opportunities, and you are generally highly sought-after in the labour market. This is particularly true internationally where, among other things, new and ambitious EU legislation in the environmental area is creating many jobs within the EU administration and in companies required to comply with the new legislation.
Recent graduates from the programme are, for example, working both in Denmark and abroad, e.g.:
- In R&D departments in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry or in consulting firms, where they, for instance, develop products which are not harmful to the environment.
- Within ‘cleantech’, with developing air filters, for example, and purifying water.
- Assessing chemicals allowed in, for example, food and toys, in ministries and government agencies such as the Danish Environmental Protection Agency.
- Handling natural disasters caused by chemical pollution, e.g. oil spills.
- Within legislation and regulation in, for example, ministries or in new municipalities and regions in Denmark.
AdmissionPlease check the specific admission requirements for the MSc programme in Environmental Science
In addition, documentation may be required verifying that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. Read about the language requirements of University of Copenhagen.
To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact University of Copenhagen directly. Please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out how and when to apply, please see this page. Kindly note that application takes place through an online application portal.
TuitionThere is no tuition fee for full-time degree students from the EU, EEA, or Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. Tuition fees apply for students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland. Please see below.
Further InformationRead more about studying for an MSc in Environmental Science at University of Copenhagen and student life at the Faculty of Science at University of Copenhagen.
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