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Sustainability Science

  • Number of credits 15 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2024

About the course

The course aims to provide deeper understanding of central theories in the interdisciplinary science field Sustainability Science. Students are introduced to the complex environmental problems that characterize the current state of the world in terms of major sustainability challenges (climate change, biodiversity, etc.). Concepts such as resilience, risk and systems analysis are central components of the course. The course uses a so-called challenge-driven pedagogy and is divided into two modules (a theory and a project module), which will run in parallel during the course.

Application and eligibility

Sustainability Science, 15 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2024 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


1 November 2024


19 January 2025

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Univ: 180 ECTS credits containing 90 ECTS credits, including a bachelor thesis, in environmental science, environmental and health protection, earth science / physical geography or biology. English B / 6.

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



The online application opens 15 March 2024 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 April 2024. How to apply

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

Contact us

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Contactperson for the course is:
Heidi Burdett