Internship in Environmental Science, 7.5 credits (746A77)

Internship in Environmental Science, 7.5 hp

Main field of study

Environmental Science

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Tina Schmid Neset

Course coordinator

Tina Schmid Neset

Director of studies or equivalent

Veronica Brodén Gyberg

Main field of study

Environmental Science

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Course offered for

  • Master´s Programme in Science for Sustainable Development

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen in one of the following areas: 
    - natural sciences, 
    - social sciences,
    - health sciences 
    - humanities
    - engineering
    or equivalent
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)
    (Exemption from Swedish)
  • 45 ECTS credits of semester 1 and 2 from the programme (including the courses Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development (7.5 ECTS), Environmental and Resource Use Challenges (7.5 ECTS), and Climate Science and Policy (15 ECTS)

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course, the student should at an advanced level be able to

  • independently prioritize, and evaluate information to perform a specific analytical assignment within Environmental Science
  • systematically analyse, process and evaluate data in the analytical assignment and relate the analyse to relevant research
  •  communicate the process and results of the analytical assignment in writing

Course content

The course is conducted as an individual internship at an external organization within the field of Environmental Science. The student should perform a relevant analytical assignment. The students are responsible for locating the external organization where the internship will be performed. The Internship can be performed in Sweden or abroad.

Teaching and working methods

The assignment should be comprised of a number of practical exercises that require synthesizing and analytical skills e.g. data collection and evaluation. The contact person at the external organization should design the assignment (in contact/communication with the student) and support the student during the internship. The course supervisor must approve the assignment before the student commences the course. Language of Instruction: English

Examination

The course is examined through a written report, which should consists of a well-structured description of the internship, including presentation of the aims, duties and results obtained during the internship period.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Grades

ECTS, EC

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.

Department

Institutionen för Tema

Other

 A preliminary list of literature will be available under the tag Additional document eight weeks before course start.

EXAM Examination EC 7.5 credits

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