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Chemical Risk Assessment

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: ES2413 | Sustainability related
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Period: 3 November 2020 - 15 January 2021
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course will first provide the scientific background on the environmental risk assessment of chemicals, such as pesticides, biocides, industrial chemicals or pharmaceuticals. How is (eco) toxicological knowledge applied in practice? We will then analyse major regulations, such as e.g. the Uniform Principle for pesticide assessment, the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control Directive, the Biocide Directive, the European Water Framework Directive and the new REACH regulation. Their scientific approaches and specific aims are examined, compared and put into a socio-political context. The course consists of lectures, seminars, exercises and student projects. Suggestions for specific topics at the beginning of the course are very much welcome and will be taken up for the final course plan.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: 90 credits within biology or chemistry, of which no less than 30 are within biology and 30 within chemistry. The course ES1305, 15 credits (or ES1303, 7.5 credits + ES1304, 7.5 credits) can be counted within the requested 90 credits above. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 29 750 SEK
First payment: 29 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Karin Karlson
Phone: +46-31-786 2705
Visiting address: Carl Skottsbergs Gata 22 B (Botanical building)


Department of Biological & Environmental Sciences
Box 463
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Medicinaregatan 18

Course that is sustainability-focused where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria. The content with a focus on sustainability must also, in accordance with the criteria, constitute the course's main focus

Course that is sustainability-related where at least one of the learning outcomes clearly shows that the course content meets one of the current sustainability criteria.

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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-06-06