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Outdoor and Sustainability Education

Linköping University

12 months
10855 EUR/year
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This Outdoor and Sustainability Education programme from Linköping University will increase your knowledge about learning processes with a focus on experience-based learning, using different modes and methods. 


Outdoor education is a diverse field of research and practice. This Outdoor and Sustainability Education programme from Linköping University derives from the Scandinavian perspective on outdoor education - the concept of "uteskola", literally meaning outdoor school.

You will gain theoretical and practical knowledge on how to teach different school subjects Outdoor and Sustainability Education, in natural as well as urban environments. We explore the city, nature reserves and other green settings, play grounds and school grounds as learning environments. Examples of educational settings come from the entire school system, pre-school up to adult learning. You will also have the possibility to focus on your particular interests and field of practice.

In addition to classroom lectures and seminars, students work in pairs or groups with weekly assignments in outdoor natural and cultural landscapes. All program courses include individually written assignments and you will collect your own empirical data for your thesis, using qualitative or quantitative or mixed research methods.

Career opportunities

Following the final examination, students will have gained theoretical knowledge and practical experience within the field of outdoor education for working with pedagogical development in schools or other educational fields in society.

Alternatively, students may continue to conduct research leading to a doctoral degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental and Sustainability Education in the Natural and Cultural Landscape
  • Outdoor Learning in Theory and Practie
  • Thesis in Outdoor Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Teacher or Pre-school Teacher Degree of at least 180 ECTS credits
  • Bachelor's Degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, with a major in Education or the equivalent.
  • English, corresponding to the level of English achieved in Swedish upper secondary education (English B/ English 6). (Exemptions from Swedish)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10855 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10855 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

SEK 110000 - NB: Applies only to students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland.

Living costs for Linköping

7140 - 11270 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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