PhD courses and events
A general programme syllabus and overall subject description, with the relevant eligibility and degree requirements as well as the aims and objectives of postgraduate studies, is detailed in the study plan.
General Study Plan for Environmental Science science.lu.se
The PhD degree will include 240 credits, of which 180 credits are awarded for your doctoral thesis which is a compilation thesis composed of articles or manuscripts. The credits for theoretical courses are normally obtained through participation in courses within or outside the department, attending conferences, workshops and seminars.
Below you find information about:
- Compulsory courses
- Compulsory tasks
- Other PhD courses given at CEC
- PhD courses given at the Faculty of Science
- Postgraduate courses at other universities
- Conference participation
The following courses are compulsory for the students enrolled in the PhD programme in Environmental Science. Current PhD students can access more information on the programme and courses in the internal LU Box
LU Box - lu.app.box.com
Introduction course for PhD students
This course covers information about general terms of employment, insurance, and management of the individual study plan, among other topics.
- Course description and schedule - science.lu.se.
- The course was last given 28 April 2021.
Interdisciplinarity in environmental research
NMV001F, 3 credits
This course gives an introduction in how interdisciplinary environmental research can be conducted.
- Course description (PDF, 177 kB, new tab).
- Time: 15-19 November 2021
- Course coordinator: Richard Walters
richard [dot] walters [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se
NAMN006, 3 credits
This course is compulsory for all PhD students at the Faculty of Science admitted from January 1st 2021. It provides a basic knowledge of research integrity and ethics.
- Course description and schedule - science.lu.se.
- The course was last given 17-28 May 2021.
Environmental challenges and the role of environmental science: past and present
NMV003F, 3 credits
During the course you will discuss the history of environmental science, how can environmental science sometimes create conflicts, trade-offs and synergies between different interest groups, and what is the future of environmental science?
- Course description (PDF, 237 kB, new tab)
- The course was last given 21 January - 10 March 2021.
- Course coordinator: Yann Clough.
yann [dot] clough [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se
Science communication and its role in society
NMV002F, 3 credits
The course will teach you to reach out with your research. What are the main things to think about? How do journalists find their stories?
- Course description (PDF, 240 kB, new tab).
- Time: 11 - 15 October 2021.
- Register using the form at docs.google.com. Deadline: 12 September.
- Course coordinator: Johanna Stadmark.
johanna [dot] stadmark [at] geol [dot] lu [dot] se
Basic teacher training
The course "Learning and Teaching in Higher Education – Theory and Practice" is compulsory for PhD students who would like to teach courses at Lund University.
The following tasks are compulsory for the students enrolled in the PhD programme in Environmental Science.
Introductory paper + Presentation at Seminar
7,5 credits + 0,5 credits
During the first year of your PhD studies you should start to write an introductory paper. The paper should be written as a review over a research question/problem/field you choose yourself. It should directly relate to your own research questions and it must have an environmental perspective. The paper is then presented at a research seminar at Centre for Environmental and Climate Science.
Half-time seminar and examination
Seminar and examination which takes place about two years into your education. You will prepare:
- A 20 minute oral presentation to be given at Centre for Environmental and Climate Science.
- A 2-page written summary of your work so far and how it relates to the goals in the study plan for Environmental Science.
Current PhD students find more information in the Doctoral Student Guide for Environmental Science.
Other PhD courses given at CEC
Sustainability Impacts and Societal Relevance in Research Proposals
NMV007F, 3 credits
The gives an introduction in identifying, estimating and formulating societal relevance and sustainability impacts in writing research proposals.
- Course description (PDF 289 kB, new tab)
- Time: To be announced, Autumn 2021
- Course coordinator: Helen Avery
helen [dot] avery [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se
Future-Oriented Methodologies (FOMs)
NMV006, 5 credits
The course gives a broad introduction to some of the issues connected to FOMs, and of research fields where future-oriented tools and approaches have been developed.
- Course description (PDF, 312 kB, new tab)
- Time: To be announced, Spring 2022
- Course coordinator: Ullrika Sahlin
ullrika [dot] sahlin [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se
Graduate research schools at CEC that offer PhD courses:
- The ClimBEco Graduate Research School at CEC offers PhD courses in Climate, Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a changing world.
ClimBEco PhD courses
- The BIOECONOMY Graduate Research School at CEC provides PhD courses with focus on the development of a sustainable bioeconomy. The courses are in general open for all students, but admission priority will be given to PhD students participating in the respective graduate research schools.
BIOECONOMY calendar and events.
- The Agenda 2030 Graduate School offers interdisciplinary PhD courses at various faculties at Lund University, based on the challenges related to the Sustainable Development Goals. The courses are free of charge for all PhD students at Lund University
Agenda 2030 courses
PhD courses given at the Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science offers PhD courses relevant for all doctoral students, for example the course in project management or the course in research ethics. You should report the credits to Ladok yourself. More information about the courses can be found on the Faculty of Science's webpage.
You can apply for and participate in postgraduate courses at other universities and transfer your credits to your PhD programme at the Centre for Environmental and Climate Science (CEC). Within the Bologna area, the same ECTS system is applied to all universities. Outside the Bologna area, the same rules apply as for participation in excursions - that is, your supervisor should estimate the credit value of the course/workshop and contact CEC’s research administrator so that the credits are registered in Ladok.
You can get up to 1 credit for active participation in a conference. This means that you present an abstract - either as a talk or as a poster. You can count a maximum of 5 higher education credits for conference participation towards your PhD degree.
For more details, see the Doctoral Student Guide for Environmental Science.
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