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Consumption, behaviour and environmental concern

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

About the course

This course provides knowledge on current research in the field of environmental sociology. The aim of the course is to contribute to a deeper understanding of the relationship between society and environment with particular focus on people´s attitudes, perceptions and behaviour. During the course different perspectives are presented that within the social sciences are relevant in order to understand the challenges the society are facing when it comes to environmental issues. The perspectives presented includes aspects such as responsibility and justice, self-interest versus collective action and regulation of the state versus the market. The relation between attitudes, perceptions and behaviour is also discussed.

The course is taught in English. 

Application and eligibility

Consumption, behaviour and environmental concern, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

30 September 2019

Ends

3 November 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Univ: Courses of the amount of 90 ECTS credits in Social Sciences (Business Administration 90 ECTS, Economics 90 ECTS, Economic History 90 ECTS, Pedagogy 90 ECTS, Gender Studies 90 ECTS, Human Geography 90 ECTS, Informatics 90 ECTS, Peace and Conflict Studies 90 ECTS, Political Science 90 ECTS, Psychology 90 ECTS, Social Administration 90 ECTS, Social Care 90 ECTS, Social Policy 90 ECTS, Social Work 90 ECTS, Sociology 90 ECTS), or equivalent eligibility.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-22213

Application

Application deadline was 15 April 2019. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

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

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK11,625

Total fee

SEK11,625

Starts

30 September 2019

Ends

3 November 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Univ: Courses of the amount of 90 ECTS credits in Social Sciences (Business Administration 90 ECTS, Economics 90 ECTS, Economic History 90 ECTS, Pedagogy 90 ECTS, Gender Studies 90 ECTS, Human Geography 90 ECTS, Informatics 90 ECTS, Peace and Conflict Studies 90 ECTS, Political Science 90 ECTS, Psychology 90 ECTS, Social Administration 90 ECTS, Social Care 90 ECTS, Social Policy 90 ECTS, Social Work 90 ECTS, Sociology 90 ECTS), or equivalent eligibility.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-F2227

Application

Application deadline was 15 January 2019. 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

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK11,625

Total fee

SEK11,625

Contact us

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Course is given by
Department of Sociology
Contact person for the course is:
Department of Sociology