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Education for Sustainable Development - an introduction

Course
Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Mixed time
Location
Location independent
Study form
Distance
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
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Application code
GU-19350
Tuition
Full education cost: 21 500 SEK
First payment: 21 500 SEK

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

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Summary

In this 15 credit Master’s course you will critically and actively explore central concepts and perspectives in the field of education for sustainable development.

The course is entirely web-based with all teaching carried out online. Course langauge is English.

About

There is only one Earth. With global challenges such as climate change, mass extinction of species, rising inequity and a growing world population, the prospects for a quality life for all, forever seem rather bleak. Central in this new course is the question: What is the role and responsibility of education in not only responding to sustainability problems but also in preventing them and in creating more sustainable futures?

In this 15 credit Master’s course you will critically and actively explore central concepts and perspectives in the field of education for sustainable development. The course content will be related to the participants’ own backgrounds, specific interests and prior experiences. 

Master students with different study backgrounds (e.g. environmental sciences, social sciences, educational sciences, economics, arts and humanities) can enroll in this course as long as you have an interest in both sustainable development and education.

The course is an introduction to and a base for other courses within the Master's Programme in Education for Sustainable Development.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

A Bachelor s Degree of 180 credits, or a professional qualification specializing 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

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.