Environmental management is crucial for the well-being of mankind. Understanding the environment, including increasing demands on and exploitation of natural resources as a result of population growth, is probably the greatest emerging challenge influencing our future. The demand for well-educated and highly skilled graduates in this field is and will remain, extremely high.

Lund University offers a world-class BSc programme in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, focusing on environmental modelling and management. A unique blend of courses results in a high-profile degree from a top international university –a perfect platform for a career or for further studies. The programme is based on courses in climatology, climate change, ecosystem science and geomorphology. It also covers ecosystem modelling, geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing and statistics, as well as elements of chemistry and physics.

Programme modules/courses

Courses are taken in subjects such as climatology, geographical information science, programming and environmental modelling. Theory and practice are integrated on different scales (local to global) as well as in different locations (e.g. both developed and less-developed countries). Close interaction with private and governmental bodies and field-work/visits within Europe as well as to Asia and/or Africa are key ingredients of the programme.

You have several options to personalise the content of your BSc by selecting courses at the department and one semester consists of elective courses from other departments during which you could also do a study abroad at one of our many partner universities around the world.

Core courses of the programme are: An Introduction to the Global Environment (15 credits), Theory and Methods of Physical Geography (15 credits), The Climate System (15 credits), Ecosystem Analysis (15 credits), Geographical Information Systems 1 (15 credits) and Remote Sensing for Landscape Studies (15 credits).

Other courses that we recommend you to include in your BSc are Land Surface Processes and Landscape Dynamics (15 credits), Hydrology (15 credits) and Geographical Information Systems 2 (15 credits).

Career prospects

After graduation, you can either start working as an environmental specialist or continue with Master’s studies, in Lund or at another university. Examples of Master’s programmes offered in Lund are Geomatics, Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science and the highly prestigious European Joint Programme GEM (Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modelling and Management).

This BSc programme is truly unique. A world in need is waiting for you!

Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/bsc-physical-geography

Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Rankings 2017/2018, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.

If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

The University is located in Lund – a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

Learn more at www.lunduniversity.lu.se

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