Doctoral Programme Environmental Sciences

A doctoral degree is the first step towards a career in environmental sciences. Doctoral students can choose environmental sciences as their field of doctoral research under the Curriculum of the Doctoral Programme in Natural Sciences and in Technical Sciences in the field of Natural Sciences.
Detailed information is available at the University of Vienna's Student Point and in the curriculum. The Directorate of Studies and the Center for Doctoral Studies will also be happy to provide information.

Master Environmental Sciences

The master’s programme and the Environmental Sciences Research Network are a hub for students and scientists who want to apply deep scientific thought to the earth environment and some of its most urgent problems. Geoscientists, life scientists, geographers, chemists, physicists, mathematicians, economists and lawyers come together to tackle these problems in a collaborative way. Our goal is to prepare a new generation of professionals and scientists for solving the challenges ahead.
The interdisciplinary programme focuses on the analysis of fundamental environmental processes using know-how from a wide range of scientific fields. This disciplinary diversity is reflected not only in the diversity of the fields of expertise of the faculty, but also in the diversity of students coming from various areas of science.

Master Ecology and Ecosystems

The master's programme Ecology and Ecosystems (MEC) addresses fundamental problems in ecology in a holistic way. Core topics are the role of organisms in the functionality of ecosystems, and the factors responsible for the spatial and temporal variations in biodiversity and functioning of systems. The study programme takes both an organismic and an ecosystem-based approach to ecology — thereby complementing two related curricula at the University of Vienna. These are Environmental Sciences, which is strongly rooted in geosciences, and Conservation Biology & Biodiversity Management (in German language), which is specifically devoted to the theory and practice of nature conservation — from the species to the landscape level.