Students are selected based on a total appraisal of:
the quantity and quality of previous university studies with emphasis on grades in relevant fields,
a statement of purpose describing your interest in the course
a summary in English (maximum one page) of a research project, or similar, performed during the Bachelor's studies; and
relevant work experience.
Outline for distance course:
The course is performed online for example via Zoom. The course includes two hours of lectures two times every week and two hours of mandatory group work or seminars two times every week. Communication between student and teacher will be mediated online via communication platforms such as Zoom, email and Studium. In order to participate in this distance course students will need access to internet, a PC or Mac computer and a web browser, for example Google Chrome, and a headset with microphone and speakers. Examination consists of written assignments, participation in mandatory seminars and group assignments. The tasks and activities making up the exam will be mediated via an online communication platform.
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1 August 2022 – 28 August 2022
A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. 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
Sustainable development is a national and international interdisciplinary research field and policy area that includes not only sustainable development (in all its perspectives) as subject content and as complex problems (wicked problems) but also pedagogical and didactic principles (ESD, social learning, transformative learning), learning environments, sustainability competencies and social transformation. The course provides an introduction to sustainable development with a focus on social sustainability and health.