Global climate change, water pollution, air pollution, environmental contaminants, ozone depletion, acidification, loss of biological diversity… The list of changes and adverse effects of human activities on the environment is long and the task of understanding and resolving them is an important and challenging endeavour.

Environmental science is the study of our environment and the environmental problems that arise from human activities, as well as how we can identify, understand, and resolve those problems. Environmental issues are complex and environmental science is necessarily a multi-disciplinary field of endeavour which draws from both the natural and social sciences, as well as law, medicine, and the humanities.

High ranking

Environmental Science at Stockholm University is of highest international excellence: We are ranked third in the world of universities with environmental research of the greatest impact (Times Higher Education) and ranked in top 5 in the world in the subject area “Environmental Science and Engineering” based on quality of research in 8 different criteria by the Shanghai Ranking.

As a student you will acquire a solid education in a natural science with environmental relevance, an understanding of the societal aspects of environmental problems, and learn about the tools you have in your disposal to resolve environmental problems in a scientific manner.

Selection and application

The selection is based on grades of academic courses and the relevance of previous studies for this programme. Do not send Bachelor thesis or motivation letter with your application. For international students see information on application procedures:

Application – a step by step guide


Student counsellors

Environmental Science
Miljö- och hälsoskydd

Analytical Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry