The course covers methods for environmental impact assessment (EIA) and strategic environmental assessment (SEA). EIAs aim to produce, from an environmental point of view, more comprehensive background materials for societal decision making both with regard to policy and direct exploitation. The course will allow you to test your knowledge within environmental science and apply it in a practical investigation. You will, during the course project, with support of the course staff, lectures, study visits, your own information collection and exercises, produce a comprehensive EIA.

The course is part of Environmental Management and Physical Planning but can also be read as a separate course.

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Autumn term, period C-D. Study tempo 100%


Admission to the course requires knowledge equivalent to at least 90 ECTS credits in biology, biology-earth sciences, Earth sciences, geography, environmental Sciences, urban and regional planning, or equivalent. Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or equivalent.


Application period for autumn term: 15 March until 15 April.

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This also applies to master's students who are going to apply for optional courses within a program.