Master programme structure and courses – University of Copenhagen

Programme overview

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Enveuro is a joint master programme offered in the frame of the Euroleague for Life Sciences. The EnvEuro MSc programme is an international programme that spans across Europe and includes students from all over the world; you will most likely encounter many new experiences throughout your two years in the programme. The EnvEuro webpage is a great resource to help you get an understanding of the different university structures and general governmental procedures that vary across the countries and universities.

Mandatory mobility within in EnvEuro

EnvEuro is a 2 year double degree Master programme with mandatory mobility.This which means that you will spend the first two semesters at your home university and the two last semesters a your host university, giving you a truly international experience, and earning you two master degrees instead of one.

Introduction days

The EnvEuro Master programme starts with the mandatory EnvEuro Introduction Days for all students held in Copenhagen, which are immediately followed by the start of the Basic Semester.


Universities

The EnvEuro Master programme is created in cooperation between the four partner universities:

 UCPH - University of Copenhagen; Copenhagen, Denmark

 UHOH - University of Hohenheim: Stuttgart, Germany

 SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences: Uppsala, Sweden

 BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences: Vienna, Austria

Check out the universities.

EnvEuro programme structure

All specialisations feature pre-designed semester packages with mandatory and elective courses. By joining the EnvEuro Master programme you will get a strong profile in Environmental Science with the best from the participating universities. 

The full Master programme has an extent of 120 ECTS and the programme is structured in 4 semester packages, each with a workload of 30 ECTS:

Introduction Days (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Home University

1. Semester

Basic Semester Package (BSP)

E-learning course: Environmental Management in Europe, 15 ECTS
Mandatory and elective courses, 15 ECTS

2. Semester

Start specialisation

(ASP-1)

Mandatory and elective courses, 30 ECTS
Optional summer course (Copenhagen, Denmark)
Host University

3. Semester

Continue or change specialisation

(ASP-2)

Mandatory courses and elective courses 30 ECTS

4. Semester

Masters Thesis

Masters Thesis, 30 ECTS 

Basic semester (BSP)

The Basic Semester features several courses introducing you to the basic tools of Environmental Science, including the mandatory 15 ECTS E-learning course Environmental Management in Europe. All students must start the Basic Semester with a one day introduction to the Environmental Management in Europe course immediately after the EnvEuro Introduction Days in Copenhagen. You are required to follow the Basic Semester Package (BSP) at your chosen home university.

At the end of the first semester you must choose one of the six specialisations. In the second semester you will start your chosen specialisation at your Home university with the first Advanced Semester Package (ASP-1). In the third semester you will go to your Host university and continue the specialisation or change to another specialisation with the second Advanced Semester Package (ASP-2).

Specialisations (ASP-1, ASP-2)

The EnvEuro Master programme offers a vast range of exciting possibilities with six different specialisations in Environmental Science and more than 200 high quality courses at four leading European universities. The six specialisations are: 

  • Water Resources
  • Environmental Impacts
  • Soil Resources and Land Use
  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity
  • Environmental Management
  • Climate Change

 Each of the specialisations includes two pre-designed Advanced Semester Packages (ASP-1 and ASP-2) composed of mandatory and elective courses.

 Read more about speacilisations and see courses here specialisations and courses page

 Thesis semester

In the EnvEuro programme, you will write your thesis in the 4th (and last) semester of the EnvEuro programme.  Your thesis will be worth 30 ECTS. However, as the programme spans across 4 different universities, each of which has their own regulations for how a Master’s thesis should to be done, there are many things you should be aware of. When writing your thesis you will need to follow the regulations at your host university (where you are writing your thesis). It is important, when planning your thesis topic, to consider what your research is contributing to and how it contributes to address relevant and current environmental challenges.

Finding a supervisor and co-supervisor

The EnvEuro programme is unusual in that not only is it conducted across two universities in two countries, you will also be required to find a supervisor and a co-supervisor from both your host university and home university. You will select your main supervisor from the host university academic staff and your co-supervisor from the home university academic staff.  Please remember that both the supervisor and the co-supervisor are required in order for you to graduate with the EnvEuro double-degree and it is advisable to start considering potential co-supervisors in your first year while you are studying at your home university. Finally, you will need to have officially selected both your supervisor and co-supervisor by the end of your 3rd semester

For more information regarding the thesis semester, see the thesis page Thesis page  on the website

Graduation

For graduation information please visit the intranets of  our partner universities.

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