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Global change - problem, analysis, measures

Master's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: ES2613 | Sustainability related
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 30 September 2020
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The objective is to study how society initiates solutions to the climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion and transboundary air pollutant problems based on a scientific understanding of the problems. After an introduction to the scientific background of the problems, the development of international agreement is studied. An important aspect is how scientific methods and discoveries are implemented in the agreements. The third part is devoted to the process of translating the agreements into national policies and to practical measures from all actors in society. Furthermore, the course also addresses policy making at EU, national, regional and local level.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: One of the following: 1) 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. 2) Bachelor's degree in biology. All participants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/ English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School  or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized tests, 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:

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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