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Studying the Earth, climate and ecosystems

Physical geography and ecosystem science offers you the overview of how the Earth,the climate and ecosystems interact.

A holistic approach

The department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Sciences in Lund is dedicated at interdisciplinary studies of environmental and climate systems in local and global perspectives.

The width of our subject is a great advantage if you:

  • want to understand complex processes such as climate change
  • want to learn how environmental change can impact human societies
  • are curious about how ecosystems change in their species composition over time

These are only a few examples, but they all require the integrated understanding of how different systems interact in nature. This is the understanding studying here will provide you.

World class education

We were recently ranked number 16 among the worlds leading institutions in the field. The expertise of our staff will help you gain a foothold in the labor market.

How to apply

Applications are done through the University Admissions in Sweden website ( during the open periods. The bachelor program and masters programs at the department ofPhysical geography and ecosystem science have two application rounds. The first is international with a deadline in mid January and the second Swedish national with a deadline in mid April. All students are allowed to apply in both rounds irrespective of nationality, but it should be noted that the second round is published in Swedish language only. All information about application and eligibility at Lund can be found at our specific University Admissions website, this is also where you should turn for questions about eligibility to courses and programmes.


All applicants to programs at the department of physical geography and ecosystem science need general admission requirements. For eligibility to our bachelor program you need general requirements and courses equivalent to the following Swedish upper secondary school programmes: Mathematics 4 in combination with Biology 1,  Physics 1, Chemistry 1 or level 2 in two of the subjects and Mathematics 4.

Specific requirements for our Masters programs are courses equivalent to a bachelor's degree (180 ECTS) in natural sciences or engineering. 

The admission process at Lund University is centralized and at a department level we have very little to no influence on the decisions of eligibility. Therefore, we are not at liberty to judge criteria for eligibility from different countries. At the University Admissions website there are all information you need, this is also where you should turn for questions about eligibility to courses and programmes.

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Lund University
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S-223 62 Lund

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