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Citizenship, social values and ethics in sustainability education

Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
Mixed time
Location independent
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Full education cost: 22 000 SEK
First payment: 22 000 SEK

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

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This education has a focus on sustainability. The teacher has created the course or program to fit 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 perspective on sustainability.


The course is focused on values aspects of social sustainability that are understood to generate challenges and possibilities that require ethical analysis.  There is pedagogical and philosophical investigation of social sustainability issues that are relevant to theories on teaching and learning.

Fundamental concepts such as “powerful knowledge” and “democratic subjectification” will be discussed, as well as issues concerning citizenship, power and social cohesion, social justice and (in) equality. These concepts will inform a focus on various ethical and pedagogical strategies for democratic, inclusive teaching and learning, not least with reference to virtue ethics in relation to the work by Nussbaum and Macintyre. Such strategies will be carefully examined and the participants in the course are offered opportunities to reflect upon and critically analyze their various forms and content.

Prerequisites and selection


A Bachelor?s Degree of 180 credits is required, or a professional qualification specialising in the school system of at least 180 credits and an individual degree project/thesis of 15 credits within or outside the degree, or equivalent knowledge and skills. 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.