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Welcome to study the Master in Sustainability Science - Environment and Decision Making at the University of Gävle. This text gives you a brief introduction to University studies and about the programme details.
The Master in Sustainability Science- Environment and Decision Making is full time (100%) online distance program, which means that you study with the help of the Internet and instructions on the learning platform Canvas.
You can read this distance Master program regardless of where you are and as long as you have access to a working internet connection. However, reading at a distance does not mean that you can fully decide for yourself when you study. In each course that is included in the education, there are some time-bound elements where you need to participate in activities for a certain period of time
The program comprises 120 higher education credits and leads to a Master's degree in Environmental Science. One semester of full-time studies corresponds to 30 higher education credits (credits). The full-time studies are arranged in such a way that the students sequentially read courses of 7.5 higher education credits throughout the program, apart from the master's thesis, which comprises 30 higher education credits
In the autumn of 2021(first semester), you will study following courses:
Week 35-39 Sustainability Science and Systems Theory (7.5cr)
Week 40-44 Philosophy of Science, Research Ethics, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (7.5 cr)
Week 45-49 Group Decision Making and Leadership for Sustainability (7.5cr)
Week 50-02 Natural Resource Management and Resilience Building of Social-Ecological Systems
Good luck with your studies!
Education leader for the Master in Sustainability Sciences- Environment and Decision Making at University of Gävle
Below you will find welcome letters for the first course(s) that you will take as part of your programme. You will find information about course registration, links to the course syllabus and reading list, timetable and more in your course welcome letter. Welcome letters for courses are published at the latest four weeks before the course start date.
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