I studied the Master's Programme in Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development at the Stockholm Resilience Center

Questions and answers

Question: 

Hi Nicole, Is there a lot of mathematics and biology? Melina

Answer: 

Hej Melina,

Thank you for question:

No, there is not a lot of Biology.  One week is dedicated to Ecology. Those lectures are very basic covering the introduction to Ecology.  The lectures are a mixture of theory/principles with case study examples.  The tempo is slow-medium, because the teacher know the students have diversity bachelor degree backgrounds, some students have never taken biology or ecology course. 

There is no mathematics. You don't use a calculator or solve mathematical equations or problems.

If you  have any more questions, please ask

Regards,

Nicole R.

 

Question

I would like to apply for a master's program, and for this, one of the requirements is to write a thesis proposal in one of the research areas of the institute. I have an idea for this, but I do not know it works there and how you get the data. Did you work with online databases or did you do some field work?  And finally, would you suggest me to contact a possible supervisor?

I would be very helpful to have and answer since I want to start writing my proposal.

Thank you in advance

Mariela

Answer

Hello Mariela,

Thank you for your questions. I read the admission requirements web page.  I have cut and pasted the selected text below (in purple) from the admission requirement web page.

Statement of Purpose and Research Ideas
- All applicants must complete their application with the following, using the template (word, 58.8 kB) provided:

1) Statement of Purpose — where you explain why you have selected this specific programme and what you have to offer the Master´s programme (max 250 words, in English only)
 
2) Research Ideas: what research questions interest you for your Master´s thesis. Your research question(s) must fit into at least one of the Centre's research themes, as well as identify a project(s) and/or researcher(s) at the Centre that you would like to work with. We strongly recommend you contact researchers directly to explore your research ideas before submitting your application, though this is not a requirement given the varied availability of researchers during the application period due to field work, conferences and other obligations. (max 250 words, in English only)
 
Statement of Purpose and Research Ideas must be written in English, using the template provided and the instructions therein.
 
You should write a Statement of Purpose and Research Ideas and not Thesis Proposal.  Number 1 describes what you should write in your State of Purpose and Number 2 describes what you should write in Research Ideas.  The maximum word limit is 250. It is important to use the provided template. 
 
Research Ideas- What are your research interests and how do your research interests fit into Centre research themes. I recommend that you read the Centre research themes, to make sure your ideas are aligned with centre's research.
 
Q: Did you work with online databases or did you do some field work? 
A: No data or fieldwork is needed. The word limit is 250.
Q:And finally, would you suggest me to contact a possible supervisor?
A:  You select your supervisor based on your research ideas/interest. I highly recommend that you read the SRC research themes.
The  research theme link: www.stockholmresilience.org/research.html

The admission requirement link is below: www.stockholmresilience.org/education/graduate-level-masters/how-to-apply/requirements.html

If you need further clarification or have more questions, please ask

Regards,

Nicole R.