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Analyses of Environmental Changes

  • Number of credits 15 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2022

About the course

The course is directed towards analyses of environmental changes and understanding their causes. By using different types of data, the aim is that the students should be able to determine when an environmental change has occurred, what was the cause of the change, and what the consequences of this change might be. We will discuss how the determination of background or reference conditions as well as natural variability relates to our understanding of environmental changes. During the course you will learn how to use different types of environmental data, e.g., monitoring data and environmental archives such as lake sediments and peat. We will also discuss different techniques for collecting and analyzing environmental samples in order to understand how sample heterogeneity and analytical uncertainty may affect how the data can be interpreted.

Application and eligibility

Analyses of Environmental Changes, 15 credits

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2022 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin


17 January 2022


23 March 2022

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

120 ECTS-credits of which 60 ECTS-credits in Physical Geography; or 60 ECTS-credits in Biology: or 60 ECTS-credits in Environmental Science; or its equivalence.
English proficiency equivalent to English A from Swedish Upper secondary education. (IELTS (Academic) with minimum score 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL (Paper based with minimum score 530 and minimum TWE 4). TOEFL (Internet based with minimum score 72 and minimum Written 17)). Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is taught in Swedish. Entry requirements


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Application deadline was 15 October 2021. The application period is closed.

Application and tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 35,700

Total fee

SEK 35,700

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Course is given by
Ecology and environmental science
Contactperson for the course is:
Johan Rydberg