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MSc in Science for Sustainable Development, 120 credits

Science sustainable

Do you want to learn how to address global environmental challenges and contribute to a more sustainable world? Or how to get a multidisciplinary perspective on sustainability issues and practice hands-on learning with students from around the globe? Then you should consider our master’s programme.

Our two-year programme will prepare you for a career within research or in a non-academic setting. Our graduates have gone on to positions in research institutes, environmental organisations, businesses, NGOs, river basin commissions, consultancies, power companies and intergovernmental environmental agencies.

Laboratory and GIS exercises, spatial analysis in the Norrköping Decision Arena, study visits to local authorities and businesses in the environmental sector and role-play workshops around complex environmental negotiations are just some of the ways in which you will learn how to tackle real‑world problems.

Cutting-edge with a holistic perspective

Our multidisciplinary perspective is firmly anchored in our research environment, with teachers from academic backgrounds that range from the humanities to social and natural sciences. The programme will give you a holistic perspective, with opportunities to refine your knowledge of complex issues of sustainability.

Top quality and satisfaction

The Science in Sustainable Development programme is the only one in its category to be awarded the highest quality ranking in Sweden by the Swedish Higher Education Authority. In 2015, our students ranked their satisfaction with our programme at 4.6 of a possible 5, which placed us fourth of all programmes at Linköping University. The university is located on a green campus only a short bike ride to the city centre, and close to forests and parks.


Programme facts

Degree: Master of Science (120 credits) in Environmental Science
Language: English
Duration: Two years
Pace of study: Full-time
Campus: Linköping
Application code: LIU-91005
Application period: 17 Oct - 16 Jan
Start date: August

Tuition fees

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland: No tuition fees

All others: approx. USD 13,000/EUR 12,000 (SEK 110,000) per academic year

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Programme specific requirements

A relevant background for the programme is a degree in either natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences, humanities or engineering that relates to environmental, social or economic aspects of sustainable development.

Letter of Intent

You must enclose a letter of intent written in English, explaining why you are suited for and want to study this programme, and a summary of your bachelor's essay or project. If you hold a degree that does not include a bachelor's essay or project, then the letter of intent should also describe your previous studies and any other academic activities that are relevant for this master's programme.

Submitting documents

All supporting documents, including the letter of intent and the specific paper, should be submitted to University Admissions in Sweden.

There are two ways to submit your documents to University Admissions – you can send them in via regular post  or you can upload them on Universityadmissions.se. Please note that for some specific countries, Sweden requires applicants to send in certified copies of their academic documents through the regular mail. It is therefore important that you check what is required for your country:Academic qualifications requirements for my country.

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