Master's Programme in Environmental Science - Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
120 credits cr.
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The Master’s Programme in Environmental Science focussing on Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry traces the path of a contaminant from its creation to its far-reaching effects on the environment. With the tools, methods and critical thinking skills you acquire, you will be equipped to examine the issues and make an impact.
How does human activity like industrial manufacturing, transportation and use of consumer goods release chemicals into the environment? How do the physical and chemical properties of these contaminants, as well as environmental factors, affect how they spread through air, water, soil and how they bioaccumulate in food webs?
To answer these questions, you will learn the theory and application of chemical analysis, physical-chemical modelling, toxicology and risk assessment of environmental contaminants. You will learn how to take samples and analyse trace quantities of chemicals from various environments. By studying toxicology, you will learn how exposure to contaminants can negatively impact living organisms through mechanisms-of-action in addition to learning about new tools in toxicology research.
In addition to introducing you to the toolbox of environmental toxicology, this programme also introduces you to European and international regulatory systems designed to keep human and environmental exposures to a minimum. With a deep understanding of environmental toxicology and chemistry, you will be able to critically examine and discuss limitations, uncertainties and possible sources of error in regulatory risk assessments of organic chemicals.
A Master’s Programme in Environmental Science focussing on Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry from Stockholm University prepares you for a stimulating career in environmental managementand consulting in private or governmental sectors or for a successful Ph.D. education and research career, anywhere in the world. Environmental Scientists are needed in numerous sectors of society, for example as environmental or sustainability specialists in the private sector and at Non-Governmental-Organisations (NGOs), as well as at government agencies.
The programme employs a variety of learning activities, including lectures, individual and group assignments, field excursions/sampling campaigns, laboratory work, seminars, discussions and workshops and presentations. The programme will also introduce students to several relevant agencies in society handling environmental issues.
The basic structure of the programme: year 1 - compulsory courses; year 2 - degree project (30, 45 or 60 credits) + potentially optional courses.
Compulsory courses 60 credits
Large Scale Challenges to Climate and Environment (15 credits)
Pollution Dynamics (7.5 credits)
Contaminant Analysis (7.5 credits)
Toxicology for Environmental Scientists (7.5 credits)
Research Trends in Toxicology (7.5 credits)
Risk assessment and regulation of Chemicals (7.5 credits)
Environmental Field Studies (7.5 credits )
Degree project; choose between 60, 45 and 30 credits degree project:
* Degree project 60 credits or
* 15 optional courses + degree project 45 credits or
* Optional courses 30 credits (+degree project 30 credits in spring semester)
Suggested optional courses:
Climate Change Solutions (MI2006) 7,5 credits
Decision-making and Environmental Risks (MI8025) 7,5 credits
Air Quality - from emissions to impacts (MI7026) 7,5 credits
Data Analysis and Model Evaluation Tools in Environmental and Climate Science (MI7025), 7,5 hp
Degree project 30 - 60 credits
How to apply
You apply for the program through universityadmissions.se
Find all important dates and deadlines for first and second admission round on https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/key-dates-and-deadlines/
The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester.
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First admission round:
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Second admission round:
If you applied to the Second round, you must reply to your admissions offer at Universityadmissions.se in July, consult the site for the specific date.
Master's programmes in Environmental Science
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