Students of this course will have a wider and deeper knowledge than the undergraduate courses, as well as a broad and integrated knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles of environmental protection relating to measuring pollutants in water, sediment, soil and air. They will improve their skills in applying modern methods and techniques for the determination of physical and chemical agents in all spheres of the environment, and in different approaches to analyzing and interpreting the results obtained. The Master of Science in Environmental Protection is able to define and interpret scientific information in the field of environmental protection (through the integration of many scientific disciplines, including chemistry, biology, physics, earth sciences, geography and applied mathematics) and successfully utilise this to solve specific problems in industry. Students also master technologies for the elimination of environmental pollution and how to incorporate social, political, economic and legal concerns into the environmental protection process.
After completing one year of study and accumulating 60 ECTS students are awarded the title of Master of Science in Environmental Protection. Experts with this profile are required within laboratories dealing with environmental quality analysis and control, teams engaged in setting up environmental protection systems, state agencies, inspection authorities, development teams, teams remediating polluted ecosystems, for environmental impact analysis and by environmental consultancy firms, non-governmental organisations for environmental protection and public education and the education sector. Students may also further improve within the framework of specialist and/or doctoral studies.