Social-ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 16.5 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2025
183 place StudyQA ranking:5635 Duration:24 months

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The 2-year Masters Programme Social-Ecological Resilience for Sustainable Development aims to enhance students knowledge of the complex interactions between social and ecological dynamics at different scales; particularly ecosystem management and governance in the context of change and uncertainty. Students are introduced to different research approaches and methods for studying coupled social and ecological systems. The aim is to provide students with insights into problem-driven transdisciplinary environmental research. The Masters programme admits up to 15 students each year and consists of one year of courses and including the option of a traineeship, and one year spent doing a Masters thesis. The four mandatory courses are designed with an emphasis on resilience, and define the challenges we face today and reflect on how resilience thinking can be applied to social-ecological systems to solve real-life problems. The four compulsory courses are: Social-ecological systems: challenges and approaches Systems Theory and Resilience Thinking Governing and managing social-ecological systems Resilience reflections and applications Students theses are mainly incorporated in on-going research projects and are all related to one of the research themes at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. We strongly encourage students to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals. We want to attract top international and Swedish students and ensure that they are embedded in the research life at the Centre. Integrating students, post docs and senior researchers is important to us as this provides professional role models, develops students practical research skills and builds important social networks a process that can also be lots of fun! Admission Requirements: A Bachelors degree, or equivalent, from a university recognised by the Ministry of Education of the country in which the degree has been awarded. A very good command of spoken and written English, documented by an internationally recognised proficiency test. ALL applicants must complete their application with (send to birgitta@big.su.se): 1) Statement of Purpose: why you have selected and what you have to offer the Programme (max 250 words) 2) Research Ideas: what research questions interest you for your Masters thesis. Your research question(s) must fit into at least on the Centres research themes, as well as identify projects and researchers at Centre that you would like to work with. We strongly recommend you contact researchers directly to explore your research ideas before submitting your application (max 350 words)

The four compulsory courses are:
Social-ecological systems: challenges and approaches Systems Theory and Resilience Thinking Governing and managing social-ecological systems Resilience reflections and applications Students theses are mainly incorporated in on-going research projects and are all related to one of the research themes at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. We strongly encourage students to publish their research in peer-reviewed journals.

We want to attract top international and Swedish students and ensure that they are embedded in the research life at the Centre. Integrating students, post docs and senior researchers is important to us as this provides professional role models, develops students practical research skills and builds important social networks a process that can also be lots of fun!

Admission Requirements: A Bachelors degree, or equivalent, from a university recognised by the Ministry of Education of the country in which the degree has been awarded. A very good command of spoken and written English, documented by an internationally recognised proficiency test.

ALL applicants must complete their application with (send to birgitta@big.su.se): 1) Statement of Purpose: why you have selected and what you have to offer the Programme (max 250 words) 2) Research Ideas: what research questions interest you for your Masters thesis.

Your research question(s) must fit into at least on the Centres research themes, as well as identify projects and researchers at Centre that you would like to work with. We strongly recommend you contact researchers directly to explore your research ideas before submitting your application (max 350 words)

General requirements for Master's programmes:- An academic degree (i.e. a Bachelors degree or the equivalent, at least 180 ECTS.) Stockholm University does accept applicants in their last year of Bachelor's studies. See note below: Previous university records- Proficiency in English, which must be demonstrated in one of the following ways: * IELTS score (Academic) of 6.5 or more (with no section scoring below 5.5) * TOEFL score 20 in written test, total score of 90 (internet based) * TOEFL score 4,5 in written test, total score of 575 (paperbased) * Cambridge/Oxford - Advanced or Proficiency levelTOEFL test scores must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS), to University Admissions in Sweden (institution code: SWEDEN 3477). English language test exemptions Some students may be exempt from submitting formal test evidence. These are: * Students who have a Bachelor's degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, according to the latest edition of International Handbook of Universities. * Students who have a Bachelor's degree (a Swedish Kandidatexamen or equivalent academic qualifications) with English as the major subject. * Students with a 4-year university degree in Engineering, Science or Technology from India and Pakistan. * Students who have 30 HE credits from a Nordic country and the language of instruction of the course/programme/university is English. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90
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