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Key facts MSc Climate Sciences

Specializations Earth System, Atmosphere, Economics,
Ecology / Agriculture, Social Sciences, Humanities
Start September or February
Duration Full time 2 years (4 semesters); Part time optional
Credits 60 ECTS courses
60 ECTS thesis (or 30 / 30 ECTS thesis / internship)
Fees Admission fee 100 CHF; Tuition fee 750 CHF / semester (950 for non-Swiss)
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MSc Climate Sciences student going strong

Congratulations to Pablo Carballo, MSc Climate Sciences (just above the mascot), and his team SC Kreuzlingen for securing the Swiss Waterpolo Cup as well as the Swiss Waterpolo Chamionship.

Graduates with a Master of Science successful on job market

Graduates with a Master of Science, University of Bern (including MSc Climate Sciences) are very successful on the Swiss job market. According to the Federal Statistical Office, less than 6% of the MSc Graduates U Bern remain unemployed one year after the Graduation. More than 90 % of the employments are adequate to the level of a Master education. The median annual salary amounts to 72,000 CHF (72,000 $US) for a full time employment.
Sources: Federal Statistical Office and Swiss Education Report 2018

Excellent master students

Anna Kulakovskaya and Thomas Rölli were the top climate master students last year. They have been awarded the 2018 Oeschger Young Scientist’s Prize. In an interview, they talked about their reasons for doing a master’s degree in climate sciences. “What mattered most to me was the multidisciplinary approach”, Thomas Rölli said. Anna Kulakovskaya was particularly impressed by the attitude of the professors towards their students: “I really felt I was taken seriously.”


MSc Climate Sciences student flying high

Congratulations to Thomas Lanz, MSc Climate Sciences, and his team Wacker Thun for securing the Swiss Handball Championship in a dramatic game four of the playoff finals.

Student Council spoils first-year students with Apéro Riche

The Climate Sciences Student Council offered an apéro riche for the first-year Climate Sc. students after the second day of the introductory workshop. The occasion was seized by many to network and and ask questions that arise at the start of the master studies. Rumors have it that there were so many climate-related topics to discuss that the Co-President needed to get more drinks...

Delegation of MSc students at StuMeTa

For the first time, a delegation of master students from the OCCR Graduate School of Climate Sciences attended the StuMeTa (Studentische Meteorologen-Tagung) held in Karlsruhe this year. Social aspects did not go amiss besides informative lectures on topics such as hail and climate change, career opportunities at the German Weather Sercive and interactive workshops on climate politics or tropical meteorology.

Climate Career Evening 2017

ClimateAlumni from a wide range of academic, public and private sectors shared their experiences in the professional life with current students of the Graduate School. Discussions turned around job applications, sunny and dark sides, networking, offers for internships, career horizons and ways to contribute to society as climate experts in general - simply inspiring.


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