Master of Science in Environmental Sciences

Field trip to Evolène, october 2018

 120 credits                 Period of 4 semesters (maximum 6 semesters).
 Language                  French and English.
 5 specializations     Biodiversity, ecosystems and society I Climate impacts I Sustainable development and urbanization I Energy I Water science.

 

 

the assets of the master in environmental science 

An interdisciplinary approach to environmental issues

MUSE proposes an interdisciplinary approach to studying the functioning of the environment and its interaction with humans and society. Each of the environmental issues addressed during the course - climate, energy, water, biodiversity, territories - is studied from the point of view of science, social sciences, economics and law.

The curriculum offers five specializations: "Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Society", "Climate Impacts", "Sustainable Development and Urbanization", "Energy" and "Water Sciences".

The environment in practice
  • Alpine workshop: In the first semester of studies, students tackle environmental issues through field experience in Evolène, Valais.
  • Practical workshops: In the second and third semesters of studies, students carry out field work related to the chosen specialization. Depending on the case: natural environment sampling, sampling, data collection and analysis, land use planning project, community development project taking climate change into account, etc.
  • Internship: Students have the opportunity to complete an internship equivalent to three ECTS credits.
Employment opportunities

The development of environmental sciences is galloping. Environmental professions are changing rapidly, whether in environmental management, in government offices, international organizations, NGOs, citizen organizations, design offices, engineering offices or companies, such as the chemical or food industry.

Discover Alumni's testimonials from the Master in Environmental Sciences!

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATIONS

STUDY PLAN & SCHEDULES
DIPLOMA REQUIRED I LANGUAGE
  • Bachelor’s degree in science, economics, social sciences, international relations, medicine, law or any equivalent study direction. Applications by students from other study directions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. An additional course load  of 9 ECTS to 30 ECTS may be requested (as entrance requirement or as additional courses to be followed parallel to the Master’s programme).
  • HES students in disciplines related to environmental sciences: Additional training from 9 ECTS to 30 ECTS may be requested (co- or pre-requisite). 
REGISTRATION DEADLINES

Entry into the master’s program takes place only once a year in September (2018: September 17th).

February 2019: Registration deadline for graduates from a university in Switzerland or abroad:

April 2019: Registration deadline graduates from the University of Geneva (UNIGE) AND not requiring a visa for entry into Switzerland of more than 90 days (or with a residence permit in Switzerland valid beyond April 30th):

Admissions site

APPLICATION'S FILE & REGISTRATION

1. PREPARE THE MASTER'S APPLICATION FILE

The application file for a Master's degree from the University of Geneva must include a letter of motivation, a CV and a Bachelor's transcript. Additional documents are required if your previous diploma was not issued by Unige or if you are not French-speaking.

2. REGISTER: DEADLINES AND PROCESS

The documents to gather and the procedure to follow differ according to your status: graduate of Unige or not, French-speaking or not, etc.

Please consult the "Apply" page carefully.

INTERNSHIP

Students have the opportunity to complete an internshipin a company, equivalent to three credits.