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Master's Programme in Environmental Science - Atmosphere, Biogeochemistry and Climate

  • 120 credits

Our society is facing environmental challenges that urgently need large-scale efforts. These challenges call for professionals with solid training to take on important roles in local, regional and global governmental offices, NGOs, media, the private sector, schools and research communities around the world.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2020

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

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The Master's Programme in Environmental Science - Atmosphere, Biogeochemistry and Climate (ES-ABC) gives students the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the environmental science perspective on current major environmental challenges such as air and water pollution, and climate change, as well as help prepare them to contribute potential solutions.

What you will learn
In this programme, students learn about the composition and function of atmospheric and land systems as well as the interaction between them through transport, energy balances, and the water – and carbon cycles (among others).

A central component of the programme is understanding how natural systems become disturbed and what can be done about it. For example, what type of emissions act as pollutants in the air and water? What are the effects of greenhouse gases and aerosols? What is the evidence of man-made climate change and how does it affect humans and nature? How can societies adapt to climate change?

Teaching tools

The programme employs a variety of learning tools, including lectures by renowned researchers in environmental and atmospheric science, individual- and group assignments, “reverse classrooms” (peer instructions under mentor guidance), laboratory experiments, modeling and simulations, field excursions, soil,- water, –  and air sampling, and current analytical methods. The ES-ABC programme will also introduce students to several relevant agencies and stakeholders dealing with environmental and climate issues in an effort to help them build professional networks.


Late application will open on 15 July.


If the situation so requires, distance learning will be provided in the beginning of the autumn semester 2020.

Read more: Information for students and staff about the coronavirus,

Q&A on the coronavirus for newly admitted students


The environmental science perspective