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Freshwater Management

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

The course is targeted toward students interested in water-related environmental issues. Field exercises will focus on water quality monitoring tools and group projects will use these tools to evaluate environmental impacts on local ecosystems. Lectures and individual projects will explore major environmental challenges, such as nutrient loading, effects of mining, and land development.  These themes will be discussed in the context of current environmental legislation.

Application and eligibility

Freshwater Management, 15 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 5 November 2018


Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

60 ECTS in biology of which 15 in ecology, or 60 ETCS in earth science and 15 in ecology, or 60 ECTS in environmental science and 15 in ecology, or the equivalent.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


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



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 16 April 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.

Application fee


Tuition fee, first instalment


Total fee


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Contactpersons for the course are:
Ryan Sponseller, course coordinator