The focus of this semester is on environmental challenges and how sustainability science can address them. Students undertake case-work on sustainability work in theory and practice and assessing and analysing environmental issues, role-play exercises of international climate negotiations and practical skill training (GIS, modelling, environmental monitoring, etc).
This semester focuses on common theories and analytical approaches to environmental issues as well as applications for sustainable resource management.
This semester starts with focus on the design of environmental studies to lay the foundation for the students’ theses as well as for their future professional work. The remaining time is devoted to specialisation courses, where we offer a range of options to deepen the students’ knowledge and skills in, for example, climate change visualisation, urban sustainability and water management. We also have unique courses where students work closely with senior teaching staff to train specific research skills.
Students can also perform an internship either 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 studies at other universities in Sweden or abroad.
In the final semester students write their Master’s thesis. They select their thesis topic, research methods and forms of analysis in consultation with a thesis supervisor and the MSc programme coordinator.