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Physical Geography and Ecosystem Analysis - Master Programme

Master's programme2 years120 credits

This programme enables you to gain first-rate theoretical and practical skills in complex issues and technical systems within the area of environmental and climate change. You will gain a deeper knowledge in environmental and climate systems, global environmental issues and global cycling, climatology and climatic change, ecosystems analysis, biogeophysics, remote sensing, and methods of environmental analysis.

Career prospects

After successfully completing the programme you will be able to work as an expert within a number of different fields, such as climate and water issues, nature conservation planning, international aid, EU-related issues and the management and development of analytical data and methods. You could also pursue a career in research. Examples of future employers are municipal and county councils and national and international NGOs. The programme also prepares you for consultancy work in the environmental and insurance areas.

More information can be found at

Apply now for autumn 2017 studies!

This programme is currently open for applications. Please read the information on this page and click on the 'apply now' button to start your application.

The deadline to apply is 16 January 2017.


Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Sölvegatan 12, Lund
223 62 Lund
+46 46 222 86 98
Study guidance: Lena Ström, lena [dot] strom [at] nateko [dot] lu [dot] se, +46 (0)46 222 37 46

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A scientific first level degree comprising at least 180 higher education credits in physical geography, geology, geoscience, biology/ecology, physics, agronomy, forestry, environmental science or the equivalent, or a foreign degree with an equivalent/similar specialisation. English 6/English Course B.

Selection criteria

based on previous university/college studies and other merits such as letters of recommendation and statement of purpose

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require ”English 6/English course B” (unless otherwise stated under "Entry requirements").  This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency - check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.


Important dates

Start Autumn semester 2017

Study period


daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

August 28, 2017 - June 2, 2019

Last application date January 16, 2017Apply now

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in
  • Start your application – go to where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants)
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated on this page
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable) before the document deadline

*Note that the process if different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme.

Programme-specific documents

In addition to the documents mentioned under Step 2, you must submit a statement of purpose and letters of recommendation when you apply to this programme.


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Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 290 000

First payment: SEK 72 500

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.


Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Lund University's 350th Jubilee Scholarship

Lund University is celebrating 350 years of education and research with €350,000 in scholarships! Compete to win a scholarship in our 350th Jubilee Scholarship competition. The scholarship is open to non-EU/EEA students applying for a Master’s degree programme at Lund University.

Compete for a scholarship at

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations