Environmental Science MA, Project Course, 15 credits


Environmental Science MA, Project Course, 15 credits

General data

  • Code: MX031A
  • Subject/Main field: Environmental Science
  • Cycle: Second cycle
  • Credits: 15
  • Progressive specialization: A1N - Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
  • Answerable department: Natural science, Design, and Sustainable Development
  • Approved: 3/8/2023
  • Date of change: 3/8/2023
  • Version valid from: 8/15/2023


By working in an individual project the student should acquire knowledge in specific areas within the Ecotechnology field and also achieve an orientation on work with environmental science solutions in some ongoing research topics within the department. The student should also acquire skills in conveying complex, scientific results in a concise manner in the format of a poster.

Course objectives

After completing the course, the student shall be able to:
1. apply scientific methodology to carry out an environmental science project related to ongoing research at the department.
2. summarize the current state of knowledge within the framework of the chosen project task.
3. in English present the project results in a concise and scientific way with a poster in a conference-like situation.
4. in English present and defend the project results at an open seminar.


The course includes an environmental science project related to current research at the department. Project work can be carried out individually or in small groups.

Entry requirements

Degree of Bachelor of at least 180 credits (180 ECTS) or equivalent, with at least 45 credits (45 ECTS) in Environmental Science.

Selection rules and procedures

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

Teaching form

The student will complete a task (individually or in a small group) that is relevant to the research activities at the department. The subject must be approved by the course supervisor and should have an environmental science focus. Students will learn basic principles for designing a scientific poster. Students will be assigned a project supervisor based on the selected project. The supervisor provides continuous guidance to the student during the course of the project.

Examination form

LITT: Literature examination, 3.0 Credits
Grade scale: Fail (U) or Pass (G)
Oral examination of the selected literature.

P100: Project work and poster presentation, 12.0 Credits
Grade scale: Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.
The project is presented as a poster. The student shall actively participate in discussions in relation to the other students presentation.

Grading criteria for the subject can be found at www.miun.se/gradingcriteria.

The examiner has the right to offer alternative examination arrangements to students who have been granted the right to special support by Mid Sweden University’s disabilities adviser.

Grading system

Seven-grade scale, A, B, C, D, E, Fx and F. Fx and F represent fail levels.

Other information

The course is given in English.

Course reading

The student should consult a supervisor or examiner before making individual choices of course literature. The selected literature must be approved in advance by the examiner.

The page was updated 9/2/2014