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Sustainable development in changing climate, what has it to do with me? (Master degree) 5 cr


Enrolment time: 22.11. - 6.12.2021


• knows basics of climate change and United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
• understands the systemic nature of action on climate change, its magnitude and holistic implementation and long-term societal importance
• is able to assess critically information sources on climate change and also understands deliberate misleading
• knows the Human Security approach and is capable to preliminary assess the impacts of the measures in a pre-selected context (related to one's own work, hobby or similar)


• Reliability of the climate change information and the IPCC
• Greenhouse effect
• Climate change impacts, mitigation and adaptation
• Human Security Approach (people centered, true knowledge and impact assessment)
• Ex ante impact assessment of the measures, presentation of the method and exercise


• Online study and online exam
• Submission of the preliminary impacts assessment of the planned measures

Grading Scale: Passed (S) - Failed (0)
Course material: Content, materials and links to external resources are all in Moodle.
Prerequisites: No prerequisites.

Timetable and implementation

100% online studies in Moodle
- The Moodle platform opens up for orientation and access on 5.1.2022.
- The course and exams will be opened on 5.1.2022 and will be closed on 15.5.2022 at 11.55 pm.
- Assessment will be registered by 15.6.2022.

Course fee
The course fee is 75 euros. The course fee must be paid upon registration.
The payments are based on the Government Decree of 30 December 2014/1440.

Free course 
The course is free of charge if:
- you have completed your degree in Savonia UAS within a year
- you are a member of the Savonia UAS staff

The free course fee does not cover any card, material or training costs.

Enrol (register) with the form "Free Course". We will check your information after enrolment. If you are not entitled to free study, the right to study will not be granted.

Cancellation terms
Enrolment for studies at the Open UAS is always binding. A student of the Open UAS is granted the right to study limited in time and content. The right to study cannot be exchanged for other studies or transferred to the next academic year.

If you cancel or interrupt your studies, the fee will not be refunded. The fee will only be refunded if Savonia UAS cancels the education or your medical condition prevents you from attending the studies (medical certificate must be presented). The registrant accepts the cancellation and payment terms when enrolling.

Study benefits
Studying at the Open UAS does not entitle to a study grant or study social benefits. If you are an unemployed jobseeker, negotiate your studies with the TE-Services before enrolling for the studies. If you are employed and on study leave, you can receive adult education allowances from the Employment Fund if the other conditions are met.

Binding enrolment period takes place on 22.11. - 6.12.2021. Enrolment starts on 22.11. at 9.00 and the study places will be filled in the order of enrolment. See the privacy statement for how and where the information you provide on the enrolment form will be used.

For more information, please contact

  • Regarding the content and implementation: Miika Kajanus, miika.kajanus@savonia.fi 
  • In matters related to registration: Arja Hiltunen, arja.hiltunen@savonia.fi, avoinamk@savonia.fi

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Event time




15.5.2022 23:55