The course examines global environmental changes and their consequences for biogeochemical processes in arctic and subarctic ecosystems. Particular focus is given to linkages between terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, transport of nutrients and green house gases and effects of climate change on biological and geochemical processes. The course is given by researchers at Climate Impacts Research Centre in Abisko, Lapland. Important parts are fieldwork, methods and writing a scientific report.
120 ECTS credits including 60 ECTS credits in Earth science/Physical Geography or Biology or equvivalent knowledge
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT
(Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section).
Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.
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.
The online application opens 17 September 2018 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
15 October 2018.
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.