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Environmental Management in Europe, Short Course

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    Application Deadline
  • 5 months
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Environmental Management in Europe is an interdisciplinary distance learning course offered by the University of Copenhagen with contribution from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, the University of Hohenheim and the European Environment Agency.   
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The focus of the course is environmental management of natural resources (soil, water, air, biodiversity and climate) from a European perspective. The European Union (EU) sets the policy frame for almost all environmental regulation in the member states. This frame determines both the possibilities and the limitations for carrying out environmental management and developing environmental solutions in the EU. 

In the first part of the course the concept of environmental management and the online learning platform used in the course is introduced. A short overview of European natural resources and the current state of the environment within the EU is given. Environmental ethics and sustainability concepts are discussed. There will be an introduction to environmental monitoring and assessment, EU environmental law and EU environmental policy. Economic tools for environmental valuation and cost benefit analysis will be discussed. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 5 months
  • Credits
    15 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

The second part of the course features a number of case studies based on actual EU environmental policy initiatives (e.g. the Habitat Directive, the Water Framework Directive, the Air Quality Framework Directive, the Climate Action and Renewable Energy Package and the Soil Framework Directive. It is investigated how these initiatives originated and how they are implemented from the EU level to the national, regional and local levels. The scientific and political background for the different initiatives are analysed and discussed. It is investigated how environmental assessment and economic tools are used to support decision-making and evaluate environmental policies. It is analysed how EU directives are interpreted and implemented in the different member states. 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Exchange students - you are categorised as an exchange student if:

  • you study at a partner university abroad and the course is part of an exchange study

Guest Students - you are categorised as a guest student if you are currently enrolled as:

  • a full degree student at a non-partner university abroad
  • a full degree student at a partner university and the course is not part of an exchange study
  • an exchange student at another Danish university

Credit Students - you are categorised as a credit student if you are currently enrolled as:

  • a full degree student at another Danish university or
  • a full degree student at one of the other faculties at the University of Copenhagen
  • Continuing Education
  • if you are working as a professional and want to improve your competences by following one of the courses *
  • * If the course is 100% online with no teaching on campus at all you can only apply for the course as continuing education if you are attached to a project, organisation, partners, etc and with close relations to researchers at the Faculty of Life Sciences.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3600 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3600 EUR per module and a duration of 5 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1700 EUR/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1700 EUR per module and a duration of 5 months.
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EU 12.750 DKK; Non EU 26.850 DKK


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