Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Department of Ecology

Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Independent Project in Environmental Science - Master´s thesis, 30.0 credits

The course is offered as independent course

To be accepted at the course the student has to have an agreement with the department responsible for supervision about supervisor and subject for the study.

Prerequisites

Knowledge equivalent to 30 hp at advanced level (A1N, A1F) in Environmental Science. Approved Bachelor thesis/Independent project in the first cycle or a Degree of Bachelor. Knowledge equivalent to English B from upper secondary school.

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens

67,500 SEK

Time

29 Aug 2011 - 15 Jan 2012, 100%, Daytime

Cycle
Advanced
Subject
Environmental Science
Application code
SLU-10150
Location
Uppsala
Distance
No
Language
English

Responsible department

Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment

Cooperating departments

Department of Aquatic Resources
Department of Ecology
Department of Soil and Environment
Department of Microbiology
Department of Crop Production Ecology
Department of Economics
Department of Energy and Technology
Department of Urban and Rural Development

Course leader

Ulf Grandin
Telephone: 018-673104
E-mail: ulf.grandin@vatten.slu.se

Timetable


Literature/links

Here you will find the reading list for the course and some useful links

Links

Evaluation

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Grading criteria


Contacts

Syllabus

EX0431 Independent Project in Environmental Science - Master´s thesis, 30.0 credits

Independent Project in Environmental Science - Master´s thesis

The course is given Agriculture Programme (admission before 1 July 2007), Environmental Pollution and Risk Assessment - Master's Programme, Soil and Water Management - Master´s Programme, Sustainable Development - Master´s Programme, Environmental Communication and Management - Master´s Programme, Integrated Water Resource Management - Master´s Programme and EnvEuro - European Master in Environmental Science

Syllabus approved: 2008-02-28  (From SS 2008 to AS 2014)

Versions:     1.  SS 2008  -  AS 2014
2.  SS 2015  -  

Subject: Environmental Science

Education cycle: Advanced cycle

Cycle: E

Advanced study in the main field: Second cycle, contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits) (A2E)

Marking scale: 5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.

Prerequisites:
Knowledge equivalent to 30 hp at advanced level (A1N, A1F) in Environmental Science. Approved Bachelor thesis/Independent project in the first cycle or a Degree of Bachelor.
Knowledge equivalent to English B from upper secondary school.

Objective:
The objective of the course is to develop skills in independently planning, realizing, and presenting a scientific study within chosen area. The student shall, within the project work, specialise his/her knowledge of the subject.
With successful completion of this course, the student will, within chosen area, be able to:
- identify, delimit, and formulate scientific problems, based on earlier attained knowledge
- independently plan and realize a scientific study
- independently search for, evaluate, critically interpret and compile relevant information
- in writing present scientific results in English
- orally present and discuss results
- make a popular summary of a scientific study
- critically and constructive evaluate other students scientific studies

Content
The main part of the course is used for the independent study which shall result in a written and an oral presentation. Lectures and exercises deal with literature search, scientific theory, written and oral presentations. Seminars deal with scientific writing. The project is orally presented at a public presentation following rules decides by the department.

Implementation
    Scheduled activities Hours Compulsory
     - Lectures approx. 10 Yes
     - Exercises approx. 5 Yes
     - Supervision and presentation of project work approx. 15 Yes
     - Seminars approx. 5 Yes
    Individual studies, not scheduled
     - Individual tasks approx. 775

    Total approx. 810

Requirements for examination:
Approved written and oral presentations, approved opposition and participation in compulsory parts of the course.

  • If there are grounds for it and if it is possible, the examiner is entitled to set supplementary assignments for a student who has not obtained a pass grade on an exam.
  • If a student has a decision from SLU about special pedagogic support due to functional disability, the examiner may set an adapted exam or select an alternative testing method.
  • If this course syllabus is changed or if this course is cancelled, SLU must decide on transitional rules for the assessment of a student who was admitted under the previous course syllabus and has not yet been approved.
  • For independent projects (degree projects), the examiner may also permit supplementary work to be done after the deadline. More information is available in the regulations for education.

Additional information
The approved written report shall be published within SLU’s system for electronic publishing (Epsilon) and checked for plagiarism. To be accepted at the course the student has to have an agreement with the department responsible for supervision about supervisor and subject for the study.
Regarding specific requirements for individual programs is referred to the supplement of the study programme of the programme (this is for students admitted after July 1, 2007) .
Section Implementation: Exception from compulsoriness can be accepted for moments that have already been accomplished for example in connection with independent work in the first cycle ( G2E 15 credits).

  • A student who has been admitted to and registered on a course is entitled to receive teaching and/or supervision only for the course date he/she was admitted to.
  • A student who for special reasons is unable to participate in compulsory elements, is entitled an opportunity to recover those elements during a course given at a later date. More information is available in the regulations for education.

Responsible department
Department of Aquatic Sciences and Assessment

Cooperating departments
Department of Aquatic Resources
Department of Ecology
Department of Soil and Environment
Department of Microbiology
Department of Crop Production Ecology
Department of Economics
Department of Energy and Technology
Department of Urban and Rural Development

Location
Uppsala


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