Internship in Environmental Science and Sustainable Development, 30 credits

Praktik inom Miljövetenskap och hållbar utveckling, 30 hp


Main field of study

Environmental Science

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Programme course


Tina Schmid Neset

Course coordinator

Tina Schmid Neset

Director of studies or equivalent

Mathias Fridahl
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
F7MSU Science for Sustainable Development, master's programme - First and main admission round 3 (Autumn 2022) 202234-202303 English Linköping, Valla E
F7MSU Science for Sustainable Development, master's programme - Second admission round (open only for Swedish/EU students) 3 (Autumn 2022) 202234-202303 English Linköping, Valla E

Main field of study

Environmental Science

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Master´s Programme in Science for Sustainable Development

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen in one of the following areas: 
    - natural sciences, 
    - social sciences, 
    - humanities or
    - engineering
  • 15 ECTS credits passed in Environmental Sciences, Sustainable Development or equivalent
  • Passed 45 ECTS credits from semester 1 and 2 including Critical perspectives on Sustainable Development (7,5) and Environmental and Resource Use Challenges (7,5)
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (Engelska 6)
    Exemption from Swedish

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course, the student should, on an advanced, level be able to:

• prioritize and assess relevant information to perform a specific analytical assignment within environmental science and sustainable development
• systematically process, analyze and evaluate information collected within the framework of an analytical task and relate the analysis to relevant research
• plan and carry out an analytical task in environmental science and sustainable development in collaboration with an organization and within given time and resource frames
• communicate the results and process of the analytical assignment orally and through text.

Course content

The course is conducted as an internship at an external organization within the field of Environmental Science and Sustainable Development.  A central part of the course is to plan and carry out an analytical task relevant to the subject area, in collaboration with the external organization, which is analyzed and related to current research and to one's own experience and presented in the form of an individual independent work.

The contact person at the external organization shall, in consultation with the student, design the assignment and support the student during the internship period. The assignment must be approved by the course coordinator before the course starts. The student is responsible to find an external organization where the internship will be performed. The Internship can be performed in Sweden or abroad.

Teaching and working methods

Teaching and working methods include the internship as well as an oral presentation and a written final report. Supervision is provided by the external organization. In addition, students undertake self-studies.

Teaching and examination language: English


The course is examined through:

• the completed internship, EC/PF
• an individual oral presentation, EC/PF
• an individual written report, EC.

For a final passing grade (E) on the course, Pass grade is required for the completed internship and the individual oral presentation as well as at least E for the individual written report. Higher grade will be based on the individual written report.

Detailed information can be found in the course handbook.

If special circumstances prevail, and if it is possible with consideration of the nature of the compulsory component, the examiner may decide to replace the compulsory component with another equivalent component.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it.

If the coordinator has recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

An examiner may also decide that an adapted examination or alternative form of examination if the examiner assessed that special circumstances prevail, and the examiner assesses that it is possible while maintaining the objectives of the course.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.



Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.

If special circumstances prevail, the vice-chancellor may in a special decision specify the preconditions for temporary deviations from this course syllabus, and delegate the right to take such decisions.


Institutionen för Tema
Code Name Scope Grading scale
PRA1 Internship 14.5 credits EC
ORAL Individual oral presentation 0.5 credits EC
IND1 Individual written assignment 15 credits EC
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