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Case Studies of Environmental Impact Assessments

The course covers methods for environmental impact assessment (EIA) and strategic environmental assessment (SEA).

EIAs aim to produce, from an environmental point of view, more comprehensive background materials for societal decision making both with regard to policy and direct exploitation. The course will allow you to test your knowledge within environmental science and apply it in a practical investigation. You will, during the course project, with support of the course staff, lectures, study visits, your own information collection and exercises, produce a comprehensive EIA. 

The course is part of Master's Programme in Environmental Management and Physical Planning but can also be read as a separate course.

  • Course structure


    • EIA, Theory, Regulations and Practice, 7.5 hp
    • Project, 7.5 credits

    Teaching format

    Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, exercises, study visits and project work.


    For details see syllabus. 

    Plagiarism and regulations for disciplinary matters

    As a student you must be conscientious about clearly accounting for the material used in the texts that are submitted for examination. To use another person’s expressions or ideas without stating the source is plagiarism. To translate and/or change some words in someone else’s text and present it as your own is also a form of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered cheating and if discovered in an exam or paper, the exam or paper will be failed immediately and disciplinary measures may be taken.

    Any student who is caught cheating or disrupting academic activities may be suspended from lectures and exams for a period of up to six months. The Vice Chancellor or the Disciplinary Council decide whether the student is to be subject to any disciplinary measures. 

    Read more about the rules and regulations here: Governing documents relating to education.


    Salim Belyazid

  • 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.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Please note the new edition of Morris, P. and Therivel R. (Eds.), 2009:

    Therivel R and Wood G (Eds.), 2017. Methods of Environmental and Social Impact Assessment, 4th Edition. Routledge.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Registration is normally done at the beginning of each semester. 

    Student office
    Erik Hansson

    Study counsellor
    Maria Damberg

    Course responsible
    Martina Hättestrand