First year activities:
Social-Ecological Systems: Challenges and Approaches, 15 ECTS
This course introduces students to the Anthropocene, the new geological era in which we live, in which humanity has become the dominant force structuring the biosphere.
Systems Theory and Resilience Thinking, 15 ECTS
This course introduces qualitative and quantitative approaches to the analysis of systems and shows how they can be applied to social-ecological systems.
Governance and Management of Social-Ecological Systems
, 15 ECTS
This course will explore alternative approaches for analyzing how people make choices, use rules, and learn to manage and govern social-ecological systems.
Resilience Reflections and Applications, 7.5 ECTS
This course will reflect on how resilience thinking methods can be applied to social-ecological systems.
On completion of the above courses, students have 7.5 ECTS for optional courses or a traineeship (see below). Optional courses need to be given at a university and approved by the SERSD programme director.
Traineeship in Social-ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development, 7.5 ECTS
Second year activities:
Students will execute and write their Master's thesis (60 ECTS).
Term dates for the Academic year 2012/2013 are as follows:
Autumn term 2012: Sep 3, 2012 — Jan 20, 2013
Christmas and New Years Holiday: Dec 24, 2012 - Jan 6, 2013
Spring term 2012: Jan 21, 2013 — Jun 9, 2013
Term dates for the Academic year 2013/2014 are as follows:
Autumn term 2013: Sep 2, 2013 — Jan 19, 2014
Christmas and New Years Holiday: Dec 23, 2013 - Jan 3, 2014
Spring term 2013: Jan 20, 2014 — June 8, 2014