*Please apply directly to the Estonian University of Life Sciences, the programme coordinator.
Environmental Governance and Adaption to Climate Change (EGACC) is a joint master's programme between the Estonian University of Life Sciences and the University of Tartu. If you are interested in the future of the world and want to have a say in the rapidly changing environment, then EGACC is the programme for you!
The general objective is to prepare middle managers with comprehensive and specific knowledge and practical skills, who, as specialists, are able to take responsibility and make strategic decisions to formulate and implement environmental management and environmental policy at international level, considering the climate change and the European Green Deal.
The programme is designed to teach how to resolve social, environmental, and economic challenges the world is facing today. It covers a very broad field of subjects from policies and legislation to information technology and science in the light of various challenges caused by the climatic change. Waste issues, water shortage problems, global warming induced challenges are all the harsh reality we are facing today, and sadly it is getting worse tomorrow.
To see the detailed course distribution over the four semesters please visit the Study Information System (ÕIS) of the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
Courses taught by the University of Tartu are marked in bold.
Speciality Module (74 ECTS) consists of Environmental Governance (50 ECTS) submodule (mandatory) and of another submodule worth 24 ECTS which they can choose. Students can choose beween the “Climate, atmospheric processes and remote sensing” or “Ecotechnology, water management and treatment” or “Circular economy and waste valorisation” speciality submodule or subjects from submodules named before.
1. Submodule of the speciality module: Environmental Governance (50 ECTS):
2. Submodule of the speciality module: Climate, atmospheric processes and remote sensing (24 ECTS):
3. Submodule of the speciality module: Ecotechnology, water management and treatment (24 ECTS):
4. Submodule of the speciality module: Circular economy and waste valorisation (24 ECTS):
Speciality elective subjects module (11 ECTS) - you can choose from the following courses:
Optional subjects (5 ECTS) - you can choose these from the University of Tartu, the Estonian University of Life Sciences or another another institution of higher education (incl. foreign institutions).
Master's thesis (30 ECTS)
As an EGACC MSc graduate you will be able to find career opportunities in broad range of sustainable economy and environment-related options world-wide. You can find a position in government, industry, EU bodies, NGOs. You can also pursue a career in international organisations like the World Bank and the OECD. You can also continue as an entrepreneur or enrol in PhD programmes to pursue an academic career instead.
The programme is delivered jointly by the University of Tartu and the Estonian University of Life Sciences (the coordinating university). Students graduating from this programme obtain degrees from both universities.
The Estonian University of Life Sciences (Estonian: Eesti Maaülikool, EMÜ), located in Tartu, Estonia, is the former Estonian Agricultural University, which was established in 1951 and renamed and restructured in November 2005.
According to QS World University Rankings by Subject (2019), the Estonian University of Life Sciences is one of top 50 universities in the world in the field of agriculture and forestry, ranked 48. The university also belongs to the top 1% most cited research facilities in the world, with their plant physiology professor Ülo Niinemets being the most cited Estonian researcher altogether.