This advanced course aims to give deepened knowledge on long and short term climate changes and variability, the natural causes behind climate changes and their environmental consequences. Emphasis is put on both the analysis of current research results in relation to the present international climate politics and policies, and on the interactions between climate, environment and societal development.

The course is part of the Master's Programme in Globalization, Environment and Social Change, at the Department of Human Geography but it can also be studied as an optional course within other programmes.

For more information, contact
Professor Stefan Wastegård, e-mail:

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


Competence equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in any of the major subjects: Geography, biology-earth sciences, Earth sciences, environmental sciences, human geography, urban and regional planning, economic history or international relations. Also required is knowledge equivalent to Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6.


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.