The post-graduate course aims to train students in environmental sciences through taught courses and applied research (90 ECTS) and lasts for a minimum of three academic semesters.

The first semester includes taught courses on (a) Research Methods, (b) Research Design: methods and strategies, and (c) Advanced Seminars with one of the Department’s three sections (Environmental Engineering & Science; Applied Ecology; or, Environmental Social Sciences and Humanities), at the Department’s facilities on Lesvos, Greece.

For the next two semesters the students will undertake their individual research with the aim of producing and delivering: (a) an original research paper which will be submitted for publication at an international research journal (b) a written thesis which will be submitted to the Department of Environment, University of the Aegean. During the research semester students may be located wherever it is deemed appropriate.

The undertaken research should fall within one of the following, Departmental research foci:

  • Environmental Pollution
  • Wastewater Treatment and Valorization
  • Water resources
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Environmental Health and Toxicology
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Ecology and Ecosystem Management
  • Environmental Education and Communication
  • Environmental Politics, Policy and Sociology
  • Regional Planning and Sustainable Development
  • Sustainable Tourism

In particular, the M.Sc. curriculum develops as follows:

Classes ECTS
Starting the Dissertation thesis – Extended Literature review, Problem selection and relevance to existing practices/knowledge


Developing the experimental desing – theoretical framework, Preparing the research methodology – Identification and management of research problems, Pilot study


Classes ECTS
Completion of Dissertation thesis


Writing of scientific paper