Programme overview

Social-ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development is a two-year (120 ECTS) Master's programme that consists of four compulsory courses during the first year and the writing of a Master's thesis during the second year.

First year activities:

Week 0 starts on the 24th August 2015. This is a preparatory week for all new students and includes an introduction to the SRC, Stockholm University as well as essential study skills. Please book your travel accordingly! Courses start on the 1st September.

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. 
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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.
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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. 
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Resilience Reflections and Applications, 7.5 ECTS
This course will reflect on how resilience thinking methods can be applied to social-ecological systems.
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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 (optional)

Second year activities:
Students will execute and write their Master's thesis (60 ECTS).
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Term dates for the Academic year 2015/2016 are as follows:

Week 0: Aug 24 - Aug 28, 2015

Autumn term 2015: Aug 31, 2015 — Jan 17, 2015

Christmas and New Years Holiday: Dec 21, 2015 - Jan 3, 2015

Spring term 2016: Jan 18, 2015 — June 5, 2015

Programme details

Applications for autumn 2015 are now closed.!



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