Climate SciencesUniversität Bern
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- Bern (Schweiz)
Häufig gestellte Fragen
A Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc., 180 ECTS, equivalent to three years full-time study in any field of natural sciences or engineering of a university) or an equivalent or higher university degree is necessary for admission. A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in History and Economics opens the admission for the specialisations in "Economics" and "Economic, Social and Environmental History" only. The bachelor’s degree must not be older than 10 years
The "M.Sc. in Climate Sciences" comprises 120 ECTS and equals the workload of 4 semesters full time study. A B.Sc. or a higher academic degree are the precondition for admission to the programme.
A "M.Sc. in Climate Sciences" offers opportunities in research and academia, can lead to careers in the financial and energy sectors as well as in consulting firms and qualifies for administrative positions.
The curriculum consists of 120 ECTS of which 8 ECTS are compulsory courses, 52 ECTS are elective courses at the University of Bern and ETH Zurich, and 60 ECTS are devoted to the master's thesis. The programme equals the workload of 4 semesters (2 years) full time study.
Specialization and degree
Your master's thesis and elected courses lead to one of the five specializations:
- Climate and Earth System Science
- Atmospheric Science
- Economic, Social and Environmental History
The successful completion of the master programme entitles you with the degree of a "M.Sc. in Climate Sciences, University of Bern".
Master thesis (60 ECTS)
The M.Sc. programme emphasizes strong and competitive research. Consequently, an extended 60 ECTS master's thesis is part of the curriculum. You will have the opportunity to work in the research group of your supervisor in a research project in one of the nine participating research units at the University of Bern. The master's thesis is usually written in English and may consist of a research article in an international journal. Depending on your career plans you may wish to carry out an internship (30 ECTS) at another university and write a 30 ECTS master's thesis at the University of Bern.
Your B.Sc. training must be completed and certified as of 31st July to enter the M.Sc. programme starting mid September. You may apply for the M.Sc. programme if you have completed and certified 150 ECTS at the date of your application.