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Sustainable development: A case study approach

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: ES2423 | Sustainability focused
Spring 2020
100% Day
Period: 26 March 2020 - 5 June 2020
2 Opens 16 September GU-21851
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

Together with other students in your own and other scientific disciplines, you perform a case study of how society is planning sustainable development in a local context. For 10 weeks you define, analyze, model, and evaluate problems, challenges and opportunities for sustainable development. You interact with the authorities and stakeholders. You then present the results in the form of a written report.
The course provides training in planning and implementing a project, identifying and using different methods to analyze the sustainable development, interacting with society actors, and presenting the results you come up with.

Please see link for performed projects within the course from previous years.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: University studies of at least 180 credits, including at least 60 credits within environmental science, natural science, geography, cultural or natural geography, or other courses relevant to the topic, and an approved Bachelor thesis of at least 15 credits. 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: 21 003 SEK
First payment: 21 003 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, Email:


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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