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Advanced Environmental Methodology

Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
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Full education cost: 31 000 SEK
First payment: 31 000 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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In this education, we address issues related to sustainability. The content of the course or program fits into at least one of our 10 sustainability criteria. For you as a student, the sustainability label means guidance, quality assurance, and a guarantee that courses or programs contain a pronounced sustainability perspective.


This course is about methodologies used in the area of environmental sciences. The course should also specifically prepare the students for the examination course, in order to secure the depth of the future examination project.
The course consists of three subparts:

  1. The student should obtain knowledge and practical skills about; Environmental Impact Assessment, Life Cycle Analysis, and Environmental Management and Conservation.
  2. Four to five important case studies will be carried out, each one presenting an advanced and commonly used methodology. These include: i) Environmental monitoring methodology and the use of monitoring data (eg. water pollution and air pollution), for studying time series and judging the state of the environment. Ii) Dealing with contaminated areas and remediation options. Iii) Life cycle analyses in sea food. Iv)  Ecological risk assessments, Conservation and Management are other examples of methods than can be the scope for the case study week. Each of the cases studies include;
    i) finding relevant literature from international journals;
    ii) lectures;
    iii) an excersise, e.g. processing of realistic data.
    iv) the students are analyzing the method in a broader context, e.g. its relation to other methods and practical usage of the method.
  3. The student should carry out a pilot study as a preparation for the examination work. The student can test methods, map the literature, work with formulation of the research questions and issues that the examination work will address.
    Teachers involved in the course come from academia and companies.

Prerequisites and selection


180 credits out of which at least 120 credits are in natural science (biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science-natural science, physics) or technology, and at least 15 credits in environmental science-natural science. Students with equivalent education can be allowed to enter the course. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS. 


Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.


The teaching is mainly conducted at the house of Biological and Environmental Sciencse (Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B).