Syllabus for Environmental Law



  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TV023
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: _
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2008-03-18
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2018-08-30
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: week 30, 2019
  • Entry requirements:
  • Responsible department: Department of Earth Sciences
  • Other participating department(s): Department of Law

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • have a basic knowledge of the present Swedish environmental legislation, the methodology used when this legislation is applied in practice
  • apply the legislations efficiency as a tool to abate pollution and other environmental problems.
  • solve practical environmental legal problems.


The course contains legal rules significant for environmental quality (air, waters, biodiversity etc.): Environmental law. The legal area includes the land and planning law (physical planning, nature conservation etc.), the law on protection of health, air and waters etc., the law on extraction of natural resources (waters, minerals etc.) and the law on certain installations (roads
etc.). The scope of each legislation is discussed, as well as substantial requirements and different types of legal control (permit requirements,
supervision, penalties etc.). The course also includes a brief survey of EC-law and its relevance within Swedish Environmental Law.


Lectures and seminars.


Written examination ( 2 credits) and oral presentations at seminars ( 3 credits). Active participation on seminars. 
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: week 30, 2019