Master's Programme in Social-ecological resilience for sustainable development, 120 hpSecond level
The 2-year Master’s Programme Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development aims to enhance students’ knowledge of the complex interactions between social and ecological dynamics at different scales; particularly ecosystem management and governance in the context of change and uncertainty. Students are introduced to different research approaches and methods for studying coupled social and ecological systems. The aim is to provide students with insights into problem-driven transdisciplinary environmental research. The Master’s programme admits up to 15 students each year and consists of one year of courses and including the option of a traineeship, and one year spent doing a Master’s thesis. The four mandatory courses are designed with an emphasis on resilience, and define the challenges we face today and reflect on how resilience thinking can be applied to social-ecological systems to solve real-life problems. The four compulsory courses are: • Social-ecological systems: challenges and approaches • Systems Theory and Resilience Thinking • Governing and managing social-ecological systems • Resilience reflections and applications Students’ theses are mainly incorporated in on-going research projects and are all related to one of the research themes at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. We strongly encourage students to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals. We want to attract top international and Swedish students and ensure that they are embedded in the research life at the Centre. Integrating students, post docs and senior researchers is important to us as this provides professional role models, develops students’ practical research skills and builds important social networks… a process that can also be lots of fun!
ALL applicants must complete their application with (send to firstname.lastname@example.org): 1) Statement of Purpose: why you have selected and what you have to offer the Programme (max 250 words) 2) Research Ideas: what research questions interest you for your Master’s thesis. Your research question(s) must fit into at least on the Centre’s research themes, as well as identify projects and researchers at Centre that you would like to work with. We strongly recommend you contact researchers directly to explore your research ideas before submitting your application (max 350 words)
More information can be found on the department's websiteDepartment of Biology Education www.big.su.se
Special eligibility requirementsBachelor's degree and experience, within or outside the degree, in a field relevant to the program. Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or equivalent.
Selection: Grades of academic courses, motivation letter, research ideas for thesis and the relevance of previous studies in relation to the programme
Start period: Period 1 - starts during the first half of the semester
Additional information: Application deadline 15 January..
Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland
Total course/programme fee: 280000 SEK