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Would you like to work for a safe use of chemicals and a toxic-free environment? Then you need a competence that spans several scientific fields - but you can choose from several different starting points.

The University of Gothenburg arranges several programs on both Bachelor and Masters level that are relevant for the chemical risk assessment and management. The FRAM Centre arranges courses on PhD level.

Bachelor level

Environmental Sciences, focusing on natural sciences (NMIL)

Environmental science is a young field of science that deals with the human impacts on nature, cultural heritage and human health. Environmental science studies the threats to our common future on Earth, but also the opportunities that these challenges create.

Read more about Environmental Sciences on the study pages at the Uni of Gothenburg [In Swedish].

Social Environmental Science (SMIL)

The Bachelor's Programme in Social Environmental Science is unique in its integration of the environmental and social sciences. Graduates from the programme demonstrate advanced environmental competence across a broad range of disciplines, as well as solid specialist knowledge and an ability to work in networks and project groups.

Read more about Social Environmental Science on the study pages at the Uni of Gothenburg [In Swedish].

Master level


Ecotoxicology is concerned with the environmental impact of chemical substances. It aims at characterizing, understanding and finally predicting the effects of toxic chemicals on plant and animal populations, ecological communities and whole ecosystems. As such, Ecotoxicology is the scientific basis for environmental frameworks such as for example the REACH regulation, the Water Framework Directive or the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. The Master programme includes four master courses in ecotoxicology, including Risk assessment.

Read more about the Ecotoxicology program on the study pages at the Uni of Gothenburg.

Sea and society
The ocean is under increasing pressure from human activities such as fishing, coastal development and pollution, and marine resources are deteriorating at an increasing rate, resulting in conflicts and loss of biodiversity. To understand and manage the complexity of these issues, integrated knowledge from different disciplines is needed. To address this challenge, the University of Gothenburg offers the international, interdisciplinary master's programme in Sea and Society to educate a new generation of students and professionals with a uniquely broad training for a career in e.g. marine/maritime authorities, industry, environmental courts, and multidisciplinary marine sciences.

Read more about Sea and society on the study pages at the Uni of Gothenburg.


We are planning a PhD Course on “Ecotoxicology of chemical mixtures”. Please contact Åsa Arrhenius if you want to join.