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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
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What our students say


Spoiled new master students

Our fresher master students have been spoiled by the CSSC (Climate Sciences Student Council) with an apéro riche during the 3-day Introduction Course. We have a very international bunch of economists, geoscientists, political scientists, historians, engineers, biologists, physicists, social scientists, and mathematicians this year. Welcome and all the best for your first semester!

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


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