Master's Program in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability
ECGS is a truly multidisciplinary Master’s Program. It covers an introductory Core Module of sustainability science common to all students, followed by two distinct study tracks: Environmental Change and Global Sustainability.
This program is also available in Finnish and Swedish.
Eligibility to apply for a master's Program requires an applicable bachelor's degree or other equivalent qualification.
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The credit requirement for the Master’s programme in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability is 120 ECTS credits, which can be completed in two years. The Master’s programme is taught in English. All assignments, exams and dissertations can be done in English, as well as in Finnish and Swedish.
You will graduate with a Master’s degree in Science (M.Sc.) or Social Sciences (M.Soc.Sc.). Your Master’s degree (120 credits, ECTS) will consist of the following studies:
- Advanced studies, 60 credits, including your Master’s thesis (30 credits)
- Other studies, 60 credits, including 30 credits of Core Module studies and 30 credits of elective science-specific studies from either ECGS modules or other relevant Master’s programmes.
All students complete an introductory Core Module that focuses on the methodologies of environmental and sustainability science as well as the interactions between science and society.
In addition to the common Core Module studies, applicants choose from two ECGS study tracks: the Environmental Change study track in natural sciences and the Global Sustainability study track in social sciences. Both study tracks offer several modules of advanced studies. The students also must choose at least one interdisciplinary thematic module.
The yearly tuition fee (for non-EU/EEA citizens only) is 13000€
Scholarships & funding
Scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master's program at the University of Helsinki.
For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.
The interdisciplinary Master’s Program in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS) provides you with a unique education which is widely applicable for a future career path.
Global socio-ecological problems call for multidisciplinary solutions that transcend the usual boundaries of science and decision-making. The Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS) Master’s programme trains you to tackle global environmental and sustainability challenges by lectures, seminars, project learning and laboratory and field courses. There are two study tracks in ECGS for applicants to choose from: the Environmental Change study track in natural sciences and the Global Sustainability study track in social sciences. Both study tracks offer several modules of advanced studies.
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University of Helsinki
At the University of Helsinki, we believe that we can change the world. This is the foundation for both our research and education. By completing a degree from this top-ranked European university you become part of the university's almost 400...
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