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Master’s programmes

We have several different master's programmes with different specializations.

All our master's programs comprise 120 credits, corresponding to two years of full-time studies.

Master´s programmes at our department

Master´s programme in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science

The program gives you an in-depth knowledge base in the physical geography subjects and several opportunities for specialization. The education gives you high competence to work with more advanced tasks and complex issues in environmental, planning, nature and climate change areas. After the education, you are also eligible to apply for postgraduate education.

Read more about the Master's programme in Physical Geography & Ecosystems Science

Master’s Programme in GIS and Remote sensing

The GIS and remote sensing programme involves the acquisition, management and analysis of phenomena with a spatial reference. Spatial analysis finds applications in many areas, such as health, environment management, natural resources assessment, urban planning, geology, archaeology and agronomy. This programme aims to provide you with knowledge in spatial analysis focusing mainly on environmental applications.

Read more about the Master's programme in GIS and Remote Sensing

Applied Computational Science with specialization Physical Geography

Calculations are becoming an increasingly important element in research and business. To make predictions, analyzes or to replace experiments, we use numerical simulations and machine learning on large computers. We generate and store large amounts of data and use data science to search for patterns, connections and trends.

On this interdisciplinary education, you gain in-depth knowledge in the area of ​​computational science, but you also take advanced courses that build on your natural science subject knowledge from your bachelor's degree. You learn to study various scientific processes and how computational science can contribute to the development of knowledge in society. Some of the many examples are studies and research on environmental and climate change, global environmental issues and global cycles. Applied computational science can be divided into a number of different components: mathematics, modeling, statistics, and programming.

You will meet and be taught by active and internationally renowned researchers and you will come into contact with many different research groups. At the same time, you are also being prepared for a career in business and industry. In addition to theoretical knowledge, great importance is placed on gaining knowledge of the practical tools used by professionals in the field.

Read more and apply to Applied Computational Science with specialization Physical Geography

Master's programme in Geographical Information Systems (online distance education)

The programme  is internet based and as a student you have the opportunity to choose the study pace (50 or 100%).

As a student in this programme, you will receive basic hands-on training in the latest GIS software. You will also gain extensive theoretical knowledge in the subject. You will also learn database methodology, cartography and deeper knowledge of GIS methodology in various applications.

Read more about Master's programme in Geographical Information Systems

Master's programme in Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management (GEM)

This is a joint programme, meaning that you study at more than one European university. You start the first year in Tartu in Estonia or here in Lund in Sweden depending on programme theme, the second year of specialization is taken at either University of Twente, The Netherlands, or Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.

In this programme studying in the fields of environmental management and geo-information, you get at double degree. Courses are covering subjects such as remote sensing, GIS, environmental modelling, food security, biodiversity, forestry, ecosystem services, entrepreneurship and natural resource management. You will also get familiarity with project management including leadership, negotiation and communication skills. Choose your path from four themes:

  •     Urban-Rural Interactions
  •     Land Use System
  •     Ecosystems and Natural Resources
  •     Food Security

Note that you apply on external website.

Read more about GEM

Nordic Master in Environmental Changes at Higher Latitudes (EnChil)

The programme is a joint Nordic master of the Agricultural University of Iceland with Lund University and the University of Helsinki, and students will graduate from two universities.This programme presents a multidisciplinary education in environmental sciences of the high latitudes. The programme includes one semester in Iceland and students will have access to courses and research projects at any of the four additional EnCHiL partners. The curriculum contains a mandatory mobility period of at least one semester.

Read more about EnCHiL


Master's level studies entry requirements:

To meet the entry requirements for Master's level studies, you must:

  • have been awarded a Bachelor's degree from an internationally recognised university.
  • be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognised test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent. Find out about English language proficiency requirements here.  
  • there may be some other country specific requirements.

Read more about country-specific requirements for Master's studies on the website.

Still on your last year of Bachelor studies?

In general, Master's programmes require a Bachelor's degree as a basic admission requirement.  If you are in your final year of undergraduate degree studies, most programmes will still accept your application to the programme. This is known as an application with 'qualifications pending'.

Find more information on the way forward for final year Bachelor's degree students.