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Field Course in the Subarctic - Physical Geography and Ecology

Course
Bachelor’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-11219
Tuition
Full education cost: 29 750 SEK
First payment: 29 750 SEK

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

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About

The Earth's climate is changing. The effects are above all evident in sensitive areas such as the Arctic, a region that also has a major impact on the global climate. This course will help you understand what is happening in the Arctic with a focus on subarctic. The course covers a wide range of topics such as Climatology, Glaciology, geomorphology, ecology and biogeochemical cycles to provide a better understanding of the changes occurring in the Arctic and potential feedbacks to the global climate. Much of the course focuses on a field trip to the Swedish mountains and the subsequent projects. You get practical experience of the methods used to interpret the changes in the landscape. You get knowledge about climate change in the subarctic, past and present. Additionally, you will learn how resilient this region is against various disturbances. All teaching is in English. The fieldtrip implies extra costs for the student.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

Qualifications corresponding to 60 credits in Earth Sciences, Geography, Environmental Sciences or Biology.?

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.