School of Environmental Sciences

Master’s study programme Environment (2nd level)

Study programme: Master’s study programme Environment (2nd level)
Main fields of study: Environment
Course code: 2OK
Level of study: 2. stopnja magistrski
Name of the qualification: Diploma
Qualification title: Master of Science in Environment
Qualification abbreviation: M.Sc. in Environment
Final examination: no
Dean: prof. dr. Matjaž Valant
ECTS coordinator: prof. dr. Iztok Arčon

Programme description

The master study programme is distinctly interdisciplinary and research-oriented. The most important fields of Environmental Sciences are covered by the programme, such as water, air and soil pollution; measuring techniques for identification and control of pollution; waste treatment and consequences of its disposal; chemical, physical, biological, health effects of pollution; legislative, economical and managing aspects of environmental protection.

Admission requirements

To register as a student at the second level of the study programme Environment the students have to fulfill the following requests:

  • Candidates that have graduated from the first level study program from the field of natural sciences, technical sciences or biotechnology with the total of at least 180 ECTS credit points can register as students without further conditions.
  • Candidates that have graduated from the study program, which does not meet the requirements mentioned in the previous paragraph, can send an application to register as a student to a study commission for registration. According to the orientation of the previous study the study commission determines additional study demands in the extent of up to 60 ECTS. The candidates have to pass these obligations till the registration as the student of the first year of the second level study programme Environment.
  • Candidates that have passed education abroad that is equivalent to abovementioned requirements can register under the same conditions.

Educational and professional goals

The objective of the programme is to educate experts with interdisciplinary knowledge, who are able to understand and perform demanding tasks in environment, which are on the intersections of natural and technical as well as social and economic sciences. A master of environmental sciences is expected to successfully investigate, analyze and link relationships between various phenomena in environment, society, technology and economy. This is demanded for the assurance of sustainable development. Graduates of this programme should also be capable of establishing creative relationships between experts from different scientific fields, who must cooperate in solving problems in the environment.

Access to further studies

After finishing the second level courses the graduates can continue their study on doctoral programmes that grant the title “Doktor znanosti” (equivalent to Doctor of Science), in agreement with admission conditions of each study programme.

Courses

1. year

Compulsory courses Ure ECTS
Elective courses 180 6
Individual Project I 120 4
Instrumental Techniques in Environment 300 10
Specialised elective subjects 960 32
Transport and fate of pollutants in the environment 240 8
General electives Ure ECTS
Biomonitoring 180 6
Cancer and Environment 180 6
Colloid Chemistry in the Environment 180 6
Ecology of underground water 180 6
Environmental Trace Element Cycling 180 6
Geochemistry 180 6
Geographic information systems 180 6
Karstology and Development Challenges 180 6
Nonionizing Radiation and Health Risks 180 6
Oceanography and Protection of Coastal Seas 180 6
Optimization procedures in environmental protection 180 6
Process simulation and control 180 6
Radiation Biology and Biophysics 180 6
Radioecology 180 6
Remote Sensing of Environmental Pollution 180 6
Shallow Subterranean Habitats: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation 180 6
Specialized electives Ure ECTS
Environmental Epidemiology 240 8
Environmental Impact Assessment 240 8
Strategies and Technologies for Reducing Atmospheric Pollution 240 8
Strategies and Technologies for Reducing Water Pollution 240 8
Strategies and Technologies for Waste Treatment 240 8
Systems ecology 240 8

2. year

Compulsory courses Ure ECTS
Elective courses 705 18
Individual Project II 360 10
Masters Thesis 600 20
Social and legal aspects of the environment 250 6
Soft skills for career development 180 6
Specialized elective courses Ure ECTS
Environmental Impact Assessment 240 8
General electives Ure ECTS
Biomonitoring 180 6
Cancer and Environment 180 6
Colloid Chemistry in the Environment 180 6
Ecological Data Analysis with Machine Learning Methods 180 6
Ecology of underground water 180 6
Environmental Trace Element Cycling 180 6
Geochemistry 180 6
Geographic information systems 180 6
Methods of Biostatistical Analysis 180 6
Nonionizing Radiation and Health Risks 180 6
Oceanography and Protection of Coastal Seas 180 6
Optimization procedures in environmental protection 180 6
Process simulation and control 180 6
Radiation Biology and Biophysics 180 6
Radioecology 180 6
Remote Sensing of Environmental Pollution 180 6