Master Programme in Earths Atmosphere and the Solar System

120 Credits, Programme, master's level
The program is focused on the research areas of the Earth atmosphere and the Solar System. The course is given in Kiruna, located north of the arctic circle. Kiruna is known for its research infrastructure with the various institutions and service providers within atmospheric and space research.

Research on the Earth atmosphere and the solar system is an exciting and relevant topic. During the program's first year, you will gain knowledge of the physical processes in the Earth's atmosphere and the Solar System and methods to observe these. During the second year you will deepen your knowledge through courses and by participating in various space projects. Your master thesis work will be performed at a space technology company, space organization, or an academic department in Kiruna or another part of the world. The lectures are given in English.

Labour market

Graduates are well equipped to  work within areas such as space research, atmospheric research, environmental monitoring and space technology and engineering. This may be at universities, research institutes and organization, or at governmental bodies - including the major European space players and the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC).

Kiruna, Normal, Autumn 2017

Startdatum 2017-08-28, v.35 2017
Daytime, 100%
Entry requirements

Successfully completed a basic engineering program or a Bachelor´s degree with a minimum of 180 ECTS in the areas of natural science, engineering or technology. Course work must include physics and mathematics.

Documented skills in English language.

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The selection procedure is based on academic qualifications, quality and quantity aspects

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Mathias Milz

Mathias Milz, Associate Professor

Organization: Atmospheric science, Space Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering
Phone: +46 (0)980 67541
Room: 1085 - Kiruna»