Environment and Safety
General entry requirements plus upper secondary school level Civics A/1b/1a1 1a2, Mathematics B/2a/2b/2c and Science B/2 (field-specific eligibility A14). Science B/2 can be replaced by Physics A/1, Chemistry A/1, and Biology A/1. Optional courses may have other requirements.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Introduction Environment and Safety (Obligatory)||15|
|The natural science basis of risk and environmental issues (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Societal Strategies for Environment and Safety (Obligatory)||15|
|Environmental risk management (Obligatory)||15|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Tools of environmental and safety management (Optional)||15|
|Local and regional adaptation to climate change (Optional)||15|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Environment, Risk and Sustainable Development (Obligatory)||15|
|Practical placement in Environment and Safety (Optional)||7.5|
|Communication related to Environment and Risk Management (Optional)||7.5|
|Semester 5||ECTS credits|
|Risk and environmental issues from a health perspective (Optional)||15|
|Integrated Water and Flood Risk Management (Optional)||15|
|Environmental Impact Assesment (Optional)||7.5|
|GIS - Introduction (Optional)||7.5|
|Optional course (Optional)||30|
|Human Safety I: injury analysis and risk assessment (Optional)||7.5|
|Project Management: Culture Studies (Optional)||7.5|
|Semester 6||ECTS credits|
|Method and theory in Risk and Environmental Studies (Obligatory)||15|
|Risk and Environmental Studies: Bachelor Thesis (Obligatory)||15|
*Full-time study always equals 30 ECTS credits per semester (20 weeks).
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.