Courses and programmes

Our educations cover wide aspects of Earth Sciences, Geography, Physical Geography and Biology-Earth Sciences. We have courses and study programmes at bachelor's, master's and PhD level. Find the education for you!

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Master's Programmes

Field work at Navarino Environmental Observatory. Photo Stefano Manzoni.

Our master's programmes are focused on climate change, environmental management, GIS and remote sensing, glaciology and polar environments, land- and water resources, landscape ecology and landscape analysis.

We offer five international master's programmes. They comprise 120 credits, corresponding to two years of full-time studies. Read more about each programme below.



The programme focuses on environmental science and physical planning. It provides students with a systems perspective on environmental issues, focusing on planning processes, international and transboundary issues, and practical training in tools such as systems analysis.

Environmental Management and Physical Planning

This programme will develop students’ skills in several fields, for example, photogrammetry, remote sensing, GIS as well as methods for modelling, explorative data analysis and visualisation with a focus on landscape information.

Geomatics with Remote Sensing and GIS

Note: The Master's Programme will not start in the autumn semester 2023.

Many environmental risks and societal concerns are directly related to the way we manage our land and water environments. This programme provides extended knowledge about water and soil systems, including pollution spreading and associated risks for society. 

Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources (from autumn semester 2021)

Landscape patterns and land use change are important components for understanding ecological processes affecting biodiversity and ecosystem functions and services.

Landscape Ecology

Analyzing the Earth’s landscapes, landforms, and sediments, you learn about climate and environmental changes and acquire useful transferable skills. Allows for specializations towards glaciology and polar environments, and climate reconstruction and modelling.

Polar Landscapes and Quaternary Climate


Freestanding courses at Master's (advanced) level

Most of our courses at master’s level (advanced level) are offered as freestanding courses.

All internships and degree projects at the advanced level are not given as independent/freestanding courses. More information can be found under Degree Projects and Traineeship.

Before applying for such a course, it is especially important to check the entry requirements. All our advanced level courses require knowledge in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English 6. For more information about our courses please see ”Find your course or programme” further down this page or,

Courses Master's (advanced) level, Study Year 2022/2023


PhD Studies

The most common words (Word Cloud) in our dissertations in the last 10 years.
The most common words (Word Cloud) in our dissertations in the last 10 years.

Studying for a PhD gives you the opportunity to really dive into a subject, conduct independent research, and share your new research results and knowledge in a dissertation.

PhD studies at Stockholm University

PhD studies in Physcial Geography



Bachelor's Programmes, in Swedish

Water resources are useful, to society. Examples include groundwater, lakes, rivers and reservoirs. Photo Fernando Jaramillo.

We offer three bachelor’s programmes, all in collaboration with other departments and our focus is Earth sciences (geosciences), physical geography where a central theme is sustainability.


Only in Swedish:

Bachelor's Programme in Biology-Earth Sciences 
Bachelor's Programme in Geography
Bachelor's Programme in Earth Science

This internet based distance learning programme is offered in English and is organised by the Department of Geological Sciences.

Bachelor's Programme in Earth Science, Distance Learning


Freestanding courses at Bachelor's (first) level

We offer several distance learning courses (taught in English) as freestanding courses. These courses are also given within the Bachelor's Programme in Earth Science, distance learning. For more information about our courses please see ”Find your course or programme” further down this page or,

Courses Bachelor's (first) level, Study Year 2022/2023


Degree Projects and Traineeship

Information regarding degree project / independent work and internships and internships can be found on the following pages:

Degree Projects


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