Higher education credits in science and engineering (maximum 240 credits)
20 February 2023 – 19 March 2023
120 credits including (1) 60 credits in biology and 30 credits in chemistry or 30 credits in earth science, or (2) 90 credits in biology, in both cases, including a second course of 15 credits in ecology or limnology, or (3) 90 credits in earth science including Dynamics of Earth Systems - Global Change, 10 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.
Application fee: SEK 900
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About the course
This course deals with the central role of humans in the Earth's ecosystems. We will address how different types of ecosystems react to large-scale human disturbances, such as through changes in climate, land use or biogeochemical cycles, and how those changes in turn affect humans. You will learn how human disturbance can be quantified, and about ecosystem resilience, planetary boundaries and social-ecological sustainability. Theory is blended with practical exercises such as role playing, individual writing, a field course and computer exercises to help you acquire key skills for future work in the environmental sector