I selected this programme to complement my undergraduate degree in Biology with methods and theories from sustainability science. The program accepts students from a diverse academic background, so if you want to learn more about sustainability and resilience, apply.

 

I studied the Master’s Programme in Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development at the Stockholm Resilience Centre.

Questions and Answers

Social and environmental aspects in the SRC programme

Question: Hello. I have been working in development cooperation for 20 years. I have completed a Masters in Sustainaible Development 8 years ago. How does SRC integrate social and environmental aspects in its teaching? What kind of methods?

Answer: In the program, students discuss and have group projects based from case studies, for example when the program covered how to conduct a resilience assessment. Students worked in groups on a case study (re-greening of the Sahel or drinking water availability in Stockholm) and wrote a resilience assessment.   Typically, there are sample case studies for each topic covered during the first year. Case studies readings is the main way SRI integrates social and environmental aspects in teaching.

As a student during your first year you are exposed to different methods (not in detail, but an introduction).  A few methods: (1) Social network analyses with UCINET, (2) Interviews (different types), (3) Causal loop diagrams (CLD), (4) Agent based modelling with NetLogo, and (5) Statistics.   During your second year, when students are working on their masters project then studenta develop skills in a certain methods.