UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF SOUTHEAST NORWAY

Environmental Science, Master for International Students

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.

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 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 independent study under the supervision of Professors.

Contact (person and/or unit) Admissions office
Telephone (+47) 35 02 62 00
Email admission@hit.no
Programme duration 2 years
Application deadline Students from outside the EU/EEA: 15 January 2016
Students from the EU/EEA: 1 March 2016
Nokut certification Yes
Formal prerequisites A relevant bachelor's degree or the equivalent and good English skills. For some countries a test of English language, like IELTS or TOEFL, is required
Tuition No tuition fees
Subject area Natural Sciences
Degree level Master
City
Credits 120 ECTS Credits
Language of teaching English
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