The focus of this semester is on environmental challenges and how sustainability science can address them. The changing earth system and environmental policy and governance are central themes.
This semester focuses on novel theories and analytical approaches to climate change, sustainability transformation and sustainable resource management. The course designing environmental studies in sustainable development lays the foundation for the students’ theses as well as their future professional work.
This semester is devoted to specialisation courses, where we offer a range of options to deepen the students’ knowledge and skills in, for example, visualising sustainability challenges and urban sustainability. We also have courses where students work closely with senior teaching staff to train specific research skills.
Students can also perform an internship in Sweden or abroad where they carry out a specific task which links to the activities of the chosen organisation and the students’ future professional interests. Besides these courses there are also possibilities for students to study at other universities in Sweden or abroad.
In the final semester students write their master’s thesis. They carry out their thesis work, including research methods and analysis, in consultation with a thesis supervisor and the programme coordinator.