Internship in Environmental Science, 15 credits

Internship in Environmental Science, 15 hp


Main field of study

Environmental Science

Course level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Julie Wilk

Course coordinator

Julie Wilk

Director of studies or equivalent

Veronica Brodén Gyberg
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 2021) 202144-202203 English Linköping E
F7MSU Science for Sustainable Development, master's programme - Second admission round (open only for Swedish/EU students) 3 (Autumn 2021) 202144-202203 English Linköping 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,
    - health sciences 
    - humanities
    - engineering
    or equivalent
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)
    (Exemption from Swedish)
  • 45 ECTS credits of semester 1 and 2 from the programme (including the courses Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Development (7.5 ECTS), Environmental and Resource Use Challenges (7.5 ECTS), and Climate Science and Policy (15 ECTS)

Intended learning outcomes

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

  • independently prioritize, and evaluate information to perform a specific analytical assignment within Environmental Science
  • systematically analyse, process and evaluate data in the analytical assignment and relate the analyse to relevant research
  • communicate the process and results of the analytical assignment in writing

Course content

The course is conducted as an individual internship at an external organization within the field of Environmental Science with focus to perform a relevant analytical assignment. The contact person at the external organization should design the assignment, in communication with the student, and support the student during the internship. The course supervisor must approve the assignment before the student commences the course. 

Teaching and working methods

The teaching and working methods are internship and individual writing of a report. The student is responsible for finding the external organization where the internship will be performed. The internship can be in Sweden or abroad. Language of Instruction: English 


The course is examined through an individual written report and completed internship. Detailed information can be found in the course’s study guide.

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 instead 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.

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.


Institutionen för Tema
Code Name Scope Grading scale
EXAM Examination 15 credits EC


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