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Environmental Impact Assessment

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: ES2419 | Sustainability focused
Autumn 2020
50% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 2 November 2020
Comments: Please note that the end date of the course and the pace has been changed
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course will give you advanced knowledge on Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) in an international perspective. Focus will be on the processes and methods used to implement the goals of EIA, with examples from different countries. After completing the course you will have:

  • Knowledge about the motivation and background for performing EIA.
  • Knowledge and skills in relation to the framework and procedures of EIA with specific regard to its basic principles, definitions, procedures and applied methods.
  • Basic knowledge and skills to practice a number of selected methods used in EIA.

The course is given in English and based on lectures, seminars, exercises, excursions and project work. The exercises will be presented by you as written reports and oral presentations. A written exam is given at the end of the course. Excursions may imply certain expenses for you.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: 120 credits out of which at least 90 credits are in natural science (biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental science-natural science, physics) or technology, and at least 15 credits in environmental science-natural science. Students with equivalent education can be allowed to enter the course. 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: 14 875 SEK
First payment: 14 875 SEK

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

Study Guidance

Karin Karlson
Phone: +46-31-786 2705
Email: environmentalscience@bioenv.gu.se
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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