Study guide's Intl. MSc programmes, Environmental Science, 2020-21 information (E)



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Master’s Degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC), Kuopio

Master’s degree Programme in Biology of Environmental Change (BEC) is a research-oriented programme that aims to increase student's knowledge of biological and biogeochemical aspects of the state of the environment. It is designed to give the higher university degree (MSc) to students who already have accomplished the lower university degree (BSc) in an appropriate field of science (environmental or biological science).

Studies in biology of environmental change will provide the student with advanced knowledge on the effects of environmental change on ecosystems and their bioprocesses, especially the interactions between atmosphere and ecosystems. The studies are divided into study modules of which the environmental ecology study module focuses on understanding the interactions in ecosystems and the importance of environmental changes in ecosystem interaction situations. The biogeochemistry study module focuses on the underlying processes of climate change and human-induced changes in ecosystems. Advanced studies provide a good understanding for the research activities on biological impacts of environmental change at universities and research institutes and to act as a leading expert in environmental monitoring.

Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Health and Technology (ENHET), Kuopio

Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Health and Technology (ENHET; main subject environmental science) is a highly multidisciplinary and research oriented programme, aiming at combining comprehensive understanding of human exposure and health effects with technological solutions to reduce the effects.  Focus is on environmental agents such as air pollutants, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation and chemicals as well as methods needed to produce meaningful risk assessment from such information. Students may specifically focus on e.g. air pollutants, sustainable water quality, occupational hygiene, or radiation protection. Environmental informatics provides basis for analyzing big data typical for environmental health and technology research. Master’s Degree Programme in Environmental Health and Technology gives superb competence to work in research positions in universities and research institutions, in environmental health control and occupational hygiene related jobs in companies and administrative agencies both nationally and internationally.

General Courses on Environmental Health and Technology cover core courses on wide range of environmental health related topics including exposure assessment, environmental risk assessment, advanced occupational hygiene and green chemistry. In addition to the general courses, we offer several study modules for advanced knowledge on the following topics:



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Letter (J, K) in front of the name of the course/exam indicates the campus on which teaching or exam takes place: J = Joensuu, K = Kuopio.
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