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Earth System Sciences

Bachelor's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: GV0340 | Sustainability related
Autumn 2019
100% Day
Period: 6 December 2019 - 19 January 2020
2 Closed GU-11236
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course is about the Earth as a holistic system. Students will be introduced to System thinking. A special focus is on the different spheres – lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere – and how they interact to create the planet we are living on. In addition, we will look on the global environmental change from an Earth System perspective covering different time scales: past changes during the Holocene, current anthropogenic perturbations and scenarios for the future of Earth.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: 90 credits in earth science, environmental science or geography.

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: 14 550 SEK
First payment: 14 550 SEK

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

Study Guidance

This course can be taken as an elective course.

Shortly before and during the course more information can be found here:

Circa one week before the course admitted students will receive registration information.

Further questions about the course or the Earth Science program:




Department of Earth Sciences
Box 460
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Guldhedsgatan 5a

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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