Södertörn University has converted to distance education – no teaching on university premises from Wednesday 18 March

The Swedish Government recommends that after 18 March all higher education institutions move to distance education. Södertörn University has followed this recommendation and there will be no teaching on university premises until further notice. This is likely to apply throughout the spring semester. All written examinations will be replaced by other forms of examination for the entire spring semester. Students are asked to stay updated about their course or programme via SH-StudyWeb. Staff and students can access the university premises with their keycards and both Infocenter and the library are open. Please remember to maintain social distancing when on university premises. We have chosen to close all the group rooms in the library to reduce the risk of infection.




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Identify a research problem and examine it through project work

This Master’s level course involves group work on the development of a multidisciplinary research project in environmental science, specialising in ecosystem management, infectious disease control or environment, communication and politics. In consultation with your supervisor, your group will identify a research problem and formulate a research question within a chosen environmental specialisation, and then produce a multidisciplinary research project that integrates various relevant and useful theoretical perspectives and methodological tools.

Course design

The course is based on group work under supervision and includes introductory lectures, although the majority of the course is seminar-based and applies a problem-oriented approach. Interim reports are submitted and a written project description is handed in by each group at the end of the course. This should be of sufficiently high quality to make it a potential conference presentation. Grades are awarded on the basis of the reports and final project, oral presentations, peer review of another project and participation in seminars.