Environmental Science is a young science that deals with human impacts on nature, on the cultural heritage, and on our health. It studies the threats to our common future on Earth, but also the opportunities that these challenges create.
Everything we do creates impressions. Environmental Science deals with the interplay between man and nature. It's a science where you study the bigger picture and the effect our actions have on the environment. It provides an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to environmental systems.
Historically, environmental problems were solved either by diluting them or by burying them. Today we know that other solutions are required - solutions that are holistic and based on long-term thinking.
After studying Environmental Science you can help agencies and companies to work in a sustainable manner, for example through new materials, new fuels, or other types of processes or structures. You can also work with different kinds of cooperations or negotiations across national borders.
We have a long experience working with interdisciplinary issues related to environment and sustainable development. We offer our students a competitive education with great opportunities to create your own unique profile.
Over 80 percent of our students in Environmental Science are employed after graduation, according to our survey done over the last 15 years. There are currently three Masters´s programmes given in English, as well as broad range of single subject courses.
University of Gothenburg is one of the few universities with an Eco-certificate. We also have many courses and programmes that to varying degrees include elements of sustainable development.
Courses or programmes that are sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course or programme content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the course's or programme’s main focus.
Courses or programmes that are sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course or programme content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.