Master Degree in Environmental Protection, Specialization: Restoration and Management of Environment


Area of Studies

agricultural sciences



Degree (in English)


  • English
Course Duration

3 semesters

ECTS points



Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW

Tuition and Other Fees

4100 PLN/semester

Charges for documents, accommodation in a student dormitory, repetition of classes – in accordance with internal regulations.

Application Deadline(s)

Date of commencement of studies: 1st March -

Course Description

Course Profile

Course Profile

General description:

The Restoration and management of environment (RME) aims at providing students with comprehensive and interdisciplinary environmental knowledge presented by the best experts and practitioners working in the range of scientific areas (e.g. hydrology, soil science, ecology, spatial planning, environmental pollution, phytoremediation, plant physiology and environmental management). Studies are focused on both technical and ecological aspects of the environment, emphasizing the role of human in shaping sustainable landscapes and ecosystems. The program is divided into three semesters. It consists of lectures, seminars, lab works and field research.


The detailed list of subjects is as follows:

1st year: Mathematics and statistics, Food in Culture and Society, Tourism in protected areas, Ecotoxicology, Landscape planning by ecological methods, Hydrogenic soils, Plant adaptation to environmental stresses, Integrated water resources management and restoration, Elective (Contemporary challenges in wetlands restoration or Integrated floodplain protection) or Foreign language, Environmental policy, Ecological bases of nature conservation, Processes of decision support, Spatial planning, Risk analysis, Soil biology, Ecological infrastructure in agricultural landscapes, Restoration to ecosystems of wild medicinal plants, Land and water conservation, Ecological engineering for environmental protection, Soil hazard pollution and protection, Hydrological modeling with GIS, Case study of environmental protection – part I.

2nd year: Environmental processes modeling, Faunal research or River Ecological Surveys, Case study of environmental protection – part II, Diploma seminar, M.Sc. dissertation.


Graduates are able to:

RME has been established to provide its students with (1) understanding biological processes and interactions between living organisms, living organisms and their environments and human activities,
(2) practical knowledge on contemporary environmental problems, such as resilience, services and provision of ecosystems, (3) skills to identify and assess environmental hazards (4) knowledge on legal aspects and management rules of environmental protection, and (5) a range of tools for future specialists who could cope with the challenge of managing good quality environment and to restore various ecosystems across scales.


Career prospects:

Careers in environmental protection include jobs that aim in reduction of negative human pressure on natural environment, restoration of degraded ecosystems, sustainable use of environmental resources, environmental education and creating environmental policy.

Graduates will be ready to work in the fields of (1) environmental planning and analysis, (2) environmental policy, legislation, and regulation, (3) natural resources conservation and management, (4) environmental engineering and (5) environmental education, communication and advocacy and fundraising. Possible jobs include governmental positions, coordination of environmental agencies and NGOs, environmental consulting, technologist in industry, environmental engineering, research and teaching positions in schools and universities. Considerable number of graduates continue research as PhD students in various academic institutions in Europe.

Education Requirements

Recruitment requirements:

  • diploma of the first-cycle studies (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the field of environmental protection;
  • diploma of related field of the first cycle studies, for which the effects of education are convergent with the learning outcomes expected of the candidates. Foreign candidates will be qualified on the basis of the documentation attached to the Candidate Service System
  • in the case of the number of candidates exceeding the admission limit – the average grade from first-cycle studies is taken in to account;                                                                                            
  • confirmed knowledge of English language – read more.

Other Requirements

The following documents should be submitted by accepted Candidates (after admission results):

1) Signed application form with a current photograph attached (print-out from Candidate Service System);

2) Certified by SGGW: Copy (the original document must be presented) of higher education diploma entitling to undertake second cycle studies (Master’s degree) in the country of its issue.Document must be legalized or legalization must be replaced by an apostille certificate attached to it read more about legalization;

3) Certified by SGGW: Copy (the original document must be presented) of transcript of grades issued with the higher education diploma(a specification including the subjects taken, number of hours and grades). Document must be legalized or legalization must be replaced by an apostille certificate attached to it  read more about legalization;

4) Copy of document confirming the knowledge of English (the original document must be presented)  read more;

5) Copy of valid passport (page with photo) or other document confirming the identity of the candidate (the original document must be presented);

6) Medical statement translated into Polish, certifying that there are no contraindications to undertake studies at the chosen field of study. After admission, the accepted candidate is directed by the Faculty authorities for additional medical examinations to the occupational medicine doctor at the Polish medical facility;

7) one up-to-date photographs in accordance with requirements for the Polish ID (format 35 mm (width)/45 mm (height)) and the same digital photograph (resolution 236 x 295 pixels) attached to the application in Candidate Service System;

8) Copy of document confirming an insurance;

9) Copy of certificate from consulate confirming Polish descent or Polish Charter, if the candidate holds one (the original document must be presented);

10) Translation into Polish of documents issued in languages other than Polish or English read more;


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