Dear student, my name is Ann-Kristin Bergström, programme director. I would like to welcome you to Umeå University and the Department Ecology and Environmental Science, EMG. EMG is one of the largest departments of the university and hosts scientists, teachers and students from many different countries. In the master's programme in Earth Science, you will study natural earth processes, climate change and impact of human influences such as natural resources and environmental disruption. Welcome!
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The first course Aquatic Ecosystems starts with an Introduction on the 29th of August at 10.00 in room NAT.C1.203. The Introduction is then followed by an Introduction of the Master program in Earth Science, at 11.00-12.00 in room NAT.C1.203. A detailed description of the course is available at:
For students that starts in the autumn, the mandatory elements of the master’s programme in Earth Science consists of five courses during Year 1, and a final Degree thesis project of 30 ECTS or 60 ECTS. As first courses, you take Aquatic Ecosystems, Aquatic Biogeochemistry and Analysis of Field Data. These courses are then followed by Analysis of Environmental Change and Terrestrial Biogeochemistry in the spring. In addition, choose freely among our courses at advanced level, provided that your choice meets the qualification requirements for the master’s degree. The teaching is conducted in close collaboration with on-going research at our department. Contact the study counselor (Maria Svensson; firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are concerned about individual courses and/or go to the programme home page for more information.
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