Master’s Thesis in Science for Sustainable Development, 30 credits (746A55)

Master’s Thesis in Science for Sustainable Development, 30 hp

Main field of study

Environmental Science


Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Sepehr Shakeri Yekta

Course coordinator

Sepehr Shakeri Yekta

Director of studies or equivalent

Veronica Brodén Gyberg
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
F7MSU Science for Sustainable Development, master's programme 4 (Spring 2021) v202104-202123 English Linköping o

Main field of study

Environmental Science

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Master´s Programme in Science for Sustainable Development

Entry requirements

As stipulated in the syllabus of the Master´s programme.
Applicants must, by the closing date for application, have passed at least 75 ECTS credits of the programme (including the course Designing environmental studies) in order to be allowed to start the Master´s Thesis course.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to "Engelska B".

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:
- write a scientific report in English on an approved topic in Sustainable Development, reporting and analysing the findings of original research, and demonstrating deep knowledge and mastery of the topic;
- defend and discuss the scientific report,
- formulate a research problem, a hypothesis and specific research questions;
- review relevant literature;
- design a research method to examine the specified problem;
- conduct original research.

Course content

The course covers the following areas:
- formulation of a research problem, a hypothesis and specific research questions;
- literature review;
- research design;
- conduct of research;
- preparation and presentation of research findings;
- defence and opposition at a seminar.

Teaching and working methods

The main form of teaching is supervision of the thesis work, complemented with work-in-progress seminars conducted to provide the student with review by staff and fellow students.
Before the acutal thesis work starts, the student is provided with a guide regarding the formal requirements for the thesis. After an initial work plan has been agreed upon, a time schedule for the work is determined. This will include information about period(s) for field work, presentation of drafts and date for the submission of the thesis.
Language of tuition: English.


Examination is based on the written thesis, presentation and defence of the thesis, opposition on another student’s thesis, and active participation in compulsory seminars.



Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


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UPP1 Master Thesis in Science for Sustainable Development EC 27 credits
UPPS Thesis Outline EC 3 credits

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