Most students studying environmental science are studying in either the Bachelor’s Programme in Environmental Science or Master’s Programme in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS).
Bachelor’s Programme in Environmental Science
The Bachelor’s programme gives a wide perspective on many environmental issues from multiple viewpoints. The basic courses give a basic idea of the field as a whole and in the subject studies, you can concentrate on your topic of interest.
There are eight different topics you can specialise in the degree: agroecology, aquatic sciences, soil and environmental sciences, agri-environmental technology, urban environments, environmental microbiology, and ecosystems and society. It is also possible to study to become a biology teacher. It is possible to complete the degree in Finnish and Swedish, a bilingual degree.
You can find more information in Finnish about the degree here.
Master’s Programme in Environmental Change and Global Sustainability (ECGS)
The ECGS Master’s programme studies environmental and sustainability issues from a wide intradisciplinary viewpoint. The programme is multidisciplinary and gives you a wide set of tools to tackle environmental issues and problems in socio-ecological sustainability. Most of the studies in the programme are in English.
The programme has two distinct study tracks: the Environmental Change study track (EC) and Global Sustainability (GS) study track. The EC study track gives a wide understanding of terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and the sustainable use of them. The GS study track provides information on global sustainability challenges and how you can help to develop solutions. In both degree tracks in addition to joint core studies, you can choose thematic modules of your choice. These thematic modules (15 cr) you can choose from are Baltic sea studies, Food and sustainability, Urban studies, Indigenous studies, Sustainable development, Climate change, and Global land use.
In addition, there are advanced studies in the degree tracks. In the Environmental Change track you can choose from: Agriculture and environment, Aquatic sciences, Northern ecosystems and environment, Chemical pollution, Environmental soil science, Baltic Sea, and Urban sciences. In the Global Sustainability track you can choose from Environmental policy and economics, Environment and Development, Consumer citizens and sustainability transitions, Forests, global changes and sustainability, Science and technology studies, Baltic Sea Sciences, Urban Sciences and Environment, Science and Society.
You can find more information about the programme here.