Course plan

Syllabus Environmental Science MA, Instruments for Sustainable Development in an International Perspective, 7.5 Credits

General data

  • Code: MX005A
  • Subject/Main field: Miljövetenskap
  • Cycle: Second cycle
  • Credits: 7.5
  • Progressive specialization: A1N - Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Science, Technology and Media
  • Established: 3/15/2007
  • Date of change: 7/10/2013
  • Version valid from: 8/15/2013




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Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor of at least 180 Credits (180 ECTS) or equivalent, with at least 30 Credits (30 ECTS) in Environmental Science or Environmental Technology/Engineering.
Proven language proficiency in English (English course B), for example shown from one of the following international English tests:
- TOEFL with a minimum score of 575 on a paper based test and not below 4.5 on the TWE
- TOEFL with a minimum score of 90 on internet based test and not below 20 on the TWE
- IELTS Academic Training with a minimum overall score of 6.5 and a minimum score on the specific parts of at least 5.5.

Selection rules and procedures

The selectionprocess is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Teaching form

The teaching is given as lectures, field-work, seminars, excursions, and various excercises. Computer applications may be included. The students are expected to work thematically and problem-based in study groups with tasks of increasing difficulty. Attendance may be compulsory for some of the teaching.

Grading system

The grades A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F are given on the course. On this scale the grades A through E represent pass levels, whereas Fx and F represent fail levels.

Course reading

Required literature

  • Title: Compendium: Instruments for sustainable development
  • Comment: Selected articles - available at course start.