The Joint European Master programme in Environmental Studies (JEMES) is offered by four leading European universities in environmental research and education, each one with specific knowledge in the field, who joined forces to provide an integrated, state-of-the-art technological and management education.
JEMES is particular in its interdisciplinary character, the close link between practical and theoretical components, the project character of many courses, the research-based thesis, and the "shift of perspective" all students have to undergo during training.
In its two streams, Environmental Technology Engineering and Environmental Management Engineering, JEMES interweaves technological and management education, research-based courses and intensive practical exercises on a high academic level. Students start in one stream, do the second semester in the other and then decide in which direction to specialise. The last semester is entirely devoted to thesis research.
The programme enables students to profit from the specific expertise available at each partner.Language of education is English. A distribution of 50% third country and 50 % European students is intended. Staff mobility is an integral part of JEMES. The duration of the programme is 2 years (120 ECTS).
Students will obtain a Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies jointly awarded by all universities. The joint Degrees will be recognised in all partner countries. Training will provide students with a solid and broad scientific background in the field and important abilities and qualifications such as problem solving, teamwork, management of complex environmental processes, analytical competency, not to mention high intercultural awareness and excellent communication skills, fluency in English and knowledge of other European languages, a network of valuable contacts.
By bringing scholars and students from all over the world together in a rich and challenging international study programme with tailor made pathways, real-world experience and profound research knowledge, JEMES trains prospective European and Overseas environmental specialists whose sound education in innovative technologies and management strategies will enable them to treat environmental problems from an interdisciplinary point of view. Training considers the needs in developing as well as in industrialised countries. Graduates will successfully handle all major aspects of their professional field and have an extensive overview of new developments and future trends in the area. Graduates will enjoy privileged access to prominent enterprises and institutions in the in public and private sector worldwide.
JEMES offers a scientific and theory-oriented education on a high academic level and with strong emphasis on project work to highly motivated students. A joint committee with representatives of each university selects the students competitively. Applicants have to hold a good undergraduate degree with relevance to environmental studies, must submit a personal motivation statement and recommendation letters. To ensure proficiency in English, a TOEFL score of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT) or 79 (IBT) is required. Equivalent tests will be accepted.