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Global Climate and Environmental Change

  • 15 credits

Information for admitted students Autumn 2020

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on wether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

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This advanced course aims to give deepened knowledge on long and short term climate changes and variability, the natural causes behind climate changes and their environmental consequences. Emphasis is put on both the analysis of current research results in relation to the present international climate politics and policies, and on the interactions between climate, environment and societal development. 

The course is part of the Master's Programme in Globalization, Environment and Social Change, but it can also be studied as an optional course within other programmes.

  • Course structure

    The following topics are treated within the course:

    • Mechanisms behind climate changes
    • Methods for reconstruction of climate change
    • Climate and environmental changes during glacials and interglacials
    • The role of climate in societal development
    • Human influence on climate
    • The impact of climate changes on environment and society
    • Climate modelling and risk assessment
    • International climate/environmental politics


    1. Causes and Effects of Climate Change, 6 credits
    2. Climate Change from a Societal Perspective, 3 credits
    3. Project, 6 credits

    Teaching format

    The education consists of lectures, seminars, exercises and project work.


    For details see syllabus.


    Stefan Wastegård

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Contact

    Registration is normally done at the beginning of each semester. 

    Student office
    Kerstin Hörnby

    Study counsellor
    Maria Damberg