Research in Environmental Sciences


The post-graduate course’ direction 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).

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 and Ecotoxicology
  • Wastewater Treatment and Valorization
  • Water resources
  • Energy and Climate Change
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Ecology and Ecosystem Management
  • Environmental Communication
  • Environmental Politics, Policy and Sociology
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Environmental Management Systems
  • Sustainability Reporting
  • Regional Planning and Sustainable Impact Assessment (in islands)
  • Sustainable Tourism and Destination (in islands)
  • Integrated environmental assessment (in islands)

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