Modelling of Environmental Pollutants I: Partitioning, Transport, and Exposure, 7.5 ECTS

Second level

Facts

Study pace 100%
Study time Daytime
Study form Normal
Language English
Course code MI8007

Syllabus

Special eligibility requirements
At least 180 ECTS credits in the natural sciences including at least 30 ECTS credits in Chemistry. English B/English 6 or equivalent.

Description

The course deals with different modelling approaches currently used in the research field of environmental chemistry, risk assessment and environmental management.

Purpose and learning objectives The aim of this course is to support you…

The course deals with different modelling approaches currently used in the research field of environmental chemistry, risk assessment and environmental management.

Purpose and learning objectives The aim of this course is to support you to deepen your knowledge in environmental chemistry and environmental processes. You will learn about and be able to reflect upon different modelling approaches currently used in the research field of environmental chemistry, as well as in risk assessment and regulation. You will develop your ability to design and apply mechanistic models to investigate and understand how properties of the abiotic environment together with the physical-chemical properties of the substances (organic substances, metals, and radionuclides) govern the environmental fate of those substances as well as the exposure of wildlife to them.

Contents and teaching methods The course consists of lectures, seminars and exercises. Examples and exercises are taken from applications in current research.

The course is given in English.

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Information only in Swedish

Subject

Environmental Science

Climate changes, environmental pollutants, ozone depletion, poor air and water quality, changes in landscape, waste disposal, depletion of natural resources, loss of ecosystem services, resilience and biological diversity, etc. The list of environmental problems is long as we humans use the resources nature has to offer without knowing or paying attention to the consequences. Environmental Science is a multi-disciplinary subject which applies knowledge from both the natural and social sciences to identify, understand, prevent, and deal with environmental problems caused by human activities. The Bachelor and Master Programs in Environmental Science offer an education in a natural science with environmental relevance and a background to the societal aspects of environmental problems. The programs apply a systems approach to the study of environmental problems and to man’s relationship to his environment. More information can be found at the ITM homepage www.itm.su.se.

Environmental Science

Course events

Spring 2018

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

Selection: The selection of students is based on a cumulative assessment of one or more of the following factors: grades of academic courses, the quality/subject of the Bachelor’s Thesis, relevant work and/or research experience, motivation letter, research ideas for thesis, reference letter and the relevance of previous studies in relation to the programme in question. For more information please visit the website of the respective course or programme.

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

Location: Stockholm

Further information on the education:
http://www.itm.su.se/

Tuition fee

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
First instalment: 17500 SEK
Total course/programme fee: 17500 SEK

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland