Master’s study programme Environment (second cycle)
|Study programme:||Master’s study programme Environment (second cycle)|
|Main fields of study:||Environment|
|Programme cycle:||Second cycle master’s degree|
|Name of the qualification:||Diploma|
|Qualification title:||magister okoljskih ved (equivalent to Master of Science in Environmental Sciences)|
|Qualification abbreviation:||mag. okolj. ved (equivalent to M.Sc. Environmental Sciences)|
|Dean:||prof. dr. Griša Močnik|
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.
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.
The knowledge test is set in advance. For each subject, there are at least three exam dates in the current academic year. Dates are set within one week of the start of classes for a specific course. The method of assessing the student's knowledge depends on the content and method of implementation of the individual course. Products such as term papers and projects may be assessed, with an emphasis on the student's oral presentation in front of the teacher and students in addition to the written product. This encourages the most active approach, creativity, and the development of presentation and argumentative discussion skills. The acquired knowledge is checked with written and/or oral exams, but also with colloquiums as an ongoing form of knowledge verification.
|Individual Project II||300||10|
|Social and legal aspects of the environment||180||6|
|Soft skills for career development||180||6|
|Cancer and Environment||180||6|
|Colloid Chemistry in the Environment||180||6|
|Ecological Data Analysis with Machine Learning Methods||180||6|
|Environmental Trace Element Cycling||180||6|
|Geographic information systems||180||6|
|Karstology and Development Challenges||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|
|Remote Sensing of Environmental Pollution||180||6|
|Shallow Subterranean Habitats: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation||58||6|