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Studying the Earth, climate and ecosystems

Physical geography and ecosystem science offers you the overview of how the Earth,the climate and ecosystems interact.

A holistic approach

The department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Sciences in Lund is dedicated at interdisciplinary studies of environmental and climate systems in local and global perspectives.

The width of our subject is a great advantage if you:

  • want to understand complex processes such as climate change
  • want to learn how environmental change can impact human societies
  • are curious about how ecosystems change in their species composition over time

These are only a few examples, but they all require the integrated understanding of how different systems interact in nature. This is the understanding studying here will provide you.

World class education

We were recently ranked number 16 among the worlds leading institutions in the field. The expertise of our staff will help you gain a foothold in the labor market.

How to apply

Applications are done through the University Admissions in Sweden website ( during the open periods. The bachelor program and masters programs at the department ofPhysical geography and ecosystem science have two application rounds. The first is international with a deadline in mid January and the second Swedish national with a deadline in mid April. All students are allowed to apply in both rounds irrespective of nationality, but it should be noted that the second round is published in Swedish language only.

Read more about eligibility and how to apply


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Lund University
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S-223 62 Lund

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