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Master's Programme in Climate Science

  • 120 credits

The Master’s programme in Climate Science is offered by the Bolin Centre for Climate Research and, just as the centre, is by its nature cross-disciplinary.

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"Observe! This program is under development and will not accept applications for 2021"

It emphasizes the breadth of climate science, providing an overview of climate and environmental change on a range of spatial and temporal scales. You will gain knowledge about the physical and chemical processes that govern Earth’s climate on both short and long timescales, and you will be exposed to state-of-the-art knowledge that is of direct relevance to society.

Autumn term 20 | During the fall, the university will continue to have reduced on-site teaching. For this reason, some courses may have online or dual teaching formats to be able to work in smaller groups. Details about the courses can be obtained from the course sites or/and from the course coordinator.

  • Programme overview

    The programme aims to give insight and understanding about climate change, its consequences for ecosystems and society, as well as mitigation efforts. You will gain an excellent foundation for a future career either related to climate and environment issues in governmental and other organizations, as well as research and teaching at universities.

    The program consists of four obligatory courses that make up half of the program:

    • Social-Ecological Systems: Challenges and Approaches
    • Global Climate System
    • Polar and Alpine Environments and Climate Change
    • Climate Change Throughout Earth's History

    The second half of the program consist of a thesis in a chosen sub-discipline as well as one or two more elective courses.

    There are four obligatory courses that make up 60 HP of the total of 120 HP. Students may then choose between a 30 HP project and 30 HP elective courses or 45 HP project and 15 HP elective courses to make up the other 60 HP.

    Year 1

    Autumn term
    Social-Ecological Systems: Challenges and Approaches 15 credits
    *Choice 15 credits (See list of Elective courses for 2020–2021 (158 Kb)

    Spring term
    Global Climate System 15 credits
    *Choice 15 credits (See list of Elective courses for 2020–2021 (158 Kb)

    Year 2

    Autumn term
    Polar and Alpine Environments and Climate Change 15 credits
    *Choice 15 credits (See list of Elective courses for 2020–2021 (158 Kb)

    Spring term
    Climate Change Throughout Earth's History (CCTEH) (distance course) 15 credits

    Choise of degree project (30 or 45 credits)


    *Example elective courses:

    Elective courses for 2020–2021 (158 Kb)

    Note that these may vary from year to year and students may only take the courses for which they fulfill the specific prerequisites. Also, students may take up to 15 credits from undergraduate level, or other climate relevant advance level courses, with permission of the study director.

    Independent project

    GG9200 Degree Project 45credits (87 Kb)
    or
    GG9200 Degree Project 45credits (87 Kb)

  • How to apply

    Interested applicants should submit their academic records as well as a document that contains the follow sections:

    • Motivation
      Describe why you are interested in following our program (maximum 100 words)
    • Research ideas
      Describe any research ideas that you many want to explore during the program (maximum 100 words)

     

    Required supporting documentation

    Please state briefly how you fulfil the requirements for English and mathematics. If you do not have 15 higher education credits in pure or applied mathematics, which other courses would you like us to consider as equivalent quantitative courses (e.g., statistics or physics).

  • Contact

    Agatha de BoerSenior lecturer, Paleo ocean modelling
    Agatha de Boer
    agatha.deboer[at]geo.su.se
    +46 (0)8 16 47 30 | Room: R238