Chemicals are transported to the Nordic and Arctic environments from the low latitude regions due to industrial and agricultural activities causing accumulation and toxic effects along the food-chain. The ongoing climate change leads to melting of icebergs that may release contaminants trapped in icebergs back to the environment. Here, we will study and investigate the consequences on human and environmental health.

Environmental forensics is a multidisciplinary science combining various disciplines for an increased knowledge on chemicals released into the environment and their effects on human and the environment. The programme offers an education in close connection to research related to chemical safety, health and the environment with a focus on the Arctic environment.

This is a joint master programme with collaboration between Örebro University, Norwegian University of Life Science and University of Southern Denmark. The programme covers a wide range of sciences focusing on environmental chemistry, field sampling, human and environmental health, and (bio)analytical and environmental analysis. The education ensures students gaining practical experience in the field and in the laboratories as well as computer modelling work and real-life cases adopted from industry and research projects. Problem-based learning (PBL) is used to encourage active-learning and to develop key competencies, as good problem solving and communication skills, for shaping a better future.

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