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Environmental Studies

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Södertörn University has addressed the challenge of integrating Natural and Social Sciences creating a relevant, dynamic and engaged interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research area: Environmental Studies.

Within Environmental Studies, researchers draw on approaches,theories and methods from different disciplines in order to achieve an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the causes, scope and management of problems relating to the environment and natural resources, and necessary conditions for sustainable growth. This broad interdisciplinary research area, examines human interaction with ecological processes, from different natural science and social science disciplinary viewpoints. The research covers ecological and other natural processes that affect the ecosystems over space and time, environmental changes and problems caused by anthropogenic influences as well as environmental policy, governance and sustainable development. Knowledge in both ecological and social sciences is necessary for the understanding of the complexity and multidimensionality of environmental issues and problems. Research within Environmental studies at Södertörn University focuses on three integrated themes: Environmental Change and Ecological Processes, Environmental Governance and Environment and Development.


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General syllabus for third-cycle programmes in environmental science:

Admission regulations for third-cycle study programmes at Södertörn university: