Applied Environmental Modelling, 15 ECTS

Second level

Facts

Study pace 100%
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English
Special eligibility requirements
90 ECTS credits in Earth sciences, geography, biology-earth sciences, biology, environmental sciences or equivalent science or in the technical field. Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or equivalent.

Description

Environmental issues are complex. A systems perspective is required in order to understand today’s multidisciplinary environmental problems, and to identify both long-term solutions and alternatives. The course is founded in systems science theori…

Environmental issues are complex. A systems perspective is required in order to understand today’s multidisciplinary environmental problems, and to identify both long-term solutions and alternatives. The course is founded in systems science theories (system analysis and system dynamics) and approaches problem-solving with the help of conceptual and quantitative modelling, and scenario techniques focusing on natural resource management, anthropogenic environmental impact and sustainability. The course includes both theoretical and practical components.

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Area of interests: Science and Mathematics

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth. Scientific knowledge makes it possible …

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth. Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media. As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.

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Subject

Geography

The subject of the world! Geographers are involved in community planning in aspects concerned with climatic change, flood risk and storm damage, as well as with developmental issues such as innovations in farming, city expansion, health matters and refugees. Work areas are to be found both in Sweden and abroad (SIDA, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Red Cross, Swedish Rescue Services Agency, etc.). As the impact of human induced changes to our environment becomes more and more intrusive, the geographer’s role takes on a new and important dimension. Geographers contribute to planning future communities and are key participants in the creation of a sustainable future for people on the regional, national and global planes. The discipline Geography encompasses environmental and social questions that are linked to world’s diversity of municipal and rural environments, populations, and living conditions. Geography is a science that since the time of the ancient Greeks has aimed to describe, analyse and explain the earth as the human habitat. Man’s living conditions and environment are largely dependent on whereabouts on the surface of the earth he lives, and there are clear connections between the differing development patterns of different societies and the surrounding natural environment and its exploitation. Knowledge of the connections and interplay between humankind, socio-cultural development and the natural environment constitutes the core of the discipline Geography. As a result of increasing globalisation in interdisciplinary research, business, international trade and economics, tourism, land management and environmental work, education and the mass media, geographical skills are in high demand. There is furthermore a substantial increase in the use of geographic information systems (GIS) and methods of investigation that require the use of satellite imagery and aerial photography (remote sensing).

Geography

Course events

Autumn 2018

Study pace 100 %
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English.

Selection: Higher Education Credits (up to 270).

Start period: Period 1 - starts during the first half of the semester

Location: Stockholm

Further information on the education:
https://www.natgeo.su.se/english/education/courses-programmes/courses/applied-environmental-modelling-15-credits-1.53609

Additional information: Application deadline 15 October.

Tuition fee

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
First instalment: 35000 SEK
Total course/programme fee: 35000 SEK

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
Appl.code: SU-58402