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Environmental Psychology

Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
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Full education cost: 21 750 SEK
First payment: 21 750 SEK

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

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The aim of the course is to increase and deepen participants' knowledge of people's environmental choices and attitudes. In the course, the basic issue of why people in certain situations choose to act sustainable and in situations do not, is problematized and discussed.


The course covers key theories and methods used in current psychological research aimed at clarifying how human behavior and attitudes can be influenced in a more environmentally friendly way. The final part of the course consists of independent, in-depth studies on a selected real environmental problem.

Teaching is given in the form of lectures and seminars. The course is based on active participation. The participants are expected to read specified articles each week that will be discussed during the seminar. Participants will also write their own individual work.  

Combine with: Psychological Perspectives on Economic Behaviour

If you are an EU/EEA citizen or have an approved residence permit in Sweden, you can now study psychology taught in English for a full semester.This course is possible to combine with Psychological Perspectives on Economic Behaviour. Please note that you have to apply to both of them. Welcome with your applications!

Prerequisites and selection


For admission to the course, completion of university education of at last 180 credits is required at first cycle level. Language skills equivalent to: English 6/English course B from Swedish upper-secondary school or the equivalent knowledge from an international confessed test, such as TOEFL or IELTS.


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.

After graduation

A psychological perspective can be very useful in most occupational areas that deal with environmental issues.