Environmental protection is becoming an increasingly important global issue due to the continued pressure from climate change and land-use change. It is a multidisciplinary, fast-growing scientific discipline in the field of mathematics and natural sciences and environmental studies. Protection of the environment is necessary due to various human activities in the global scale, therefore, comprehensively trained experts in this field are needed.
MSc course (two-year full-time studies) has been designed to develop your understanding and knowledge in the field of sustainable development, methods, techniques and technologies used in environmental protection and environmental management. You will be encouraged to develop the skills required to carry out ecological surveys, habitat assessments, environmental impact assessments, critical evaluations and produce a dissertation report on a subject of your own choice. In addition, you will gain the skills to present yourself and results of your projects, necessary in today's job market.
Within the studies, you can take courses in a variety of subject areas, including:
The Nicolaus Copernicus University Campus is a firm favorite of students who study Environmental Protection because of its beautiful setting in the pine forest on inland dunes. Moreover the town is unique and beautiful because of its medieval Old Town, listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1997. Torun is known as university town because students constitute ca 1/5 of local population. However, above all, we offer:
Graduates of environmental protection program can go on to pursue their careers with government agencies, private businesses, consulting firms, laboratories and nonprofit organizations. Some of these positions may require moderate on-the-job training. Graduates may find employment as:
There is also an opportunity to continue education at a PhD course (four-years full-time studies).