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Adaptation to Global Environmental Change

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: HE2233 | Sustainability focused
Spring 2018
100% Day
Period: 15 January 2018 - 21 March 2018
2 Closed GU-26650
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

Both industrialized and developing countries are increasingly focusing on the need for adaptation strategies in relation to experienced and/or anticipated environmental change. This course aims to present, discuss and analyze different perspectives on and approaches to the challenge of adaptation to global environmental change in general, and climate change in particular. It covers themes such as (1) the vulnerability of communities in different parts of the world to the combined impacts of environmental and non-environmental stress, (2) international, regional and national adaptation policies, (3) the construction of socioeconomic and environmental scenarios as a tool for adaptation policies conflicts and synergies between adaptation, economic development, security, poverty, gender and human rights agendas, and (4) interlinkages between environmental change mitigation and adaptation.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: A Bachelor´s degree with a minimum of 30 credits in a subject within the field of global studies and one completed core course in the second cycle within the field of global studies, or the equivalent competence, is required. 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.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 26 325 SEK
First payment: 26 325 SEK

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

Study Guidance

studentcounselling@globalstudies.gu.se. Telephone hours: Tuesdays 14.00-16.00, Thursdays 10.00-12.00. Phone number: +46-(0)31-786 1399.


School of Global Studies
Box 700
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Konstepidemins väg 2

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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