Environmental Change and Global Sustainability | Master's programme

How to make sustainable choices on a global scale?

Global socio-ecological problems call for multidisciplinary solutions that transcend the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. In the Master's Programme in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS), you are trained to tackle global environmental and sustainability challenges by lectures, seminars, project learning and laboratory and field courses.

You can choose from two study tracks: the Environmental Change study track in natural sciences and the Global Sustainability study track in social sciences. You can also study topics like food and sustainability, climate studies, indigenous stud­ies, urban studies, global land use or Baltic sea stud­ies.

Find out more about the programme structure, content and courses from the link below.

Basic information
Scope of studies and length 120 ECTS credits, 2 years
Degree level Master
Language Finnish, English, Swedish
Tuition fee per year (only non-EU/EEA citizens) 13 000 EUR
Application period Next application period starts at the end of 2024.
How to ap­ply

The quick guide gives you a general overview of the application process and how to apply. Make sure that you meet the admission criteria, prepare your documents in advance and apply when applications are open.

Please note that there is only one intake per academic year. The online application form is open only during the application period. Also the admission criteria for the programme can be found in Studyinfo.

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