Environmental Impact Assessment

Master’s level
7.5 credits (ECTS)
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Full education cost: 15 500 SEK
First payment: 15 500 SEK

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

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Application opens 15 March 2023

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.


This course will give you advanced knowledge on Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) in an international perspective. Focus will be on the processes and methods used to implement the goals of EIA, with examples from different countries. After completing the course you will have:
•    Knowledge about the motivation and background for performing EIA.
•    Knowledge and skills in relation to the framework and procedures of EIA with specific regard to its basic principles, definitions, procedures and applied methods.
•    Basic knowledge and skills to practice a number of selected methods used in EIA.

The course is given in English and based on lectures, seminars, exercises, excursions and project work. The exercises will be presented by you as written reports and oral presentations. A written exam is given at the end of the course. Excursions may imply certain expenses for you.

Prerequisites and selection


120 credits out of which at least 90 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 Botanical house (Carl Skottsbergs gata 22B), the Department of Biological and Environmental Science.