Filter
Summer courses

Top Summer Courses in Environmental Studies

Summer courses are an excellent way to receive additional training in a specific field of study or may bridge the gap between two academic years. A wide variety of subject matter is available to those interested in enrolling in a summer course.

The goals of an environmental studies program include finding ways to increase energy efficiency, minimize pollution, increase environmental awareness and encourage alternative energy use. The main focus for students is to learn how to assess and solve environmental problems.

 

Request Information about Summer Courses in Environmental Studies 2019

Read More Read Less
Other options within this field of study:

9 Results in Environmental Studies

Helsinki Summer School

This course seeks to enhance our understanding of forest ecosystem services, not least as the future of global forest resources is a daily concern in international policy ... [+]

Managing Sustainable Forest Landscapes

ORGANISER:

University of Helsinki, Department of Forest Sciences, Viikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI)

DATES:

8.-24.8.2017

PRICES:

850-1400 (+ excursion expenses ~190) EUR

CREDITS:

6 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Adrian Monge Monge

Target students

This course examines forestry from an interdisciplinary and global perspective. The focus will be on ecosystem services that forests provide, and the students should therefore have at least a basic understanding of ecosystem functions. Advanced Master’s or Doctoral degree students are warmly invited on this course as are young professionals in a field related to the topics covered. In addition, professionals already in the working life may want to take this course to update their skills.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
17 days
Campus
Helsinki Summer School

This course introduces students to the overall picture of environmental impact on the Baltic Sea. It will do so by analysing the role of catchment area and inland waters ... [+]

Environmental Impacts of Catchment from Headwaters to the Sea

ORGANISER:

Lammi Biological Station & Tvärminne Zoological Station, University of Helsinki

Related Degree Programmes:

Master’s Programme in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology DENVI Doctoral Programme LUOVA Doctoral Programme in Wildlife Biology Research

DATES:

8.-24.8.2017

PRICES:

850-1400 (+ expenses 1140) EUR

CREDITS:

5 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Tiina Tulonen

Marko Reinikainen

Target group

Bachelor’s or Master’s students with basic knowledge in ecology, environmental or aquatic sciences

Synopsis

This course introduces students to the overall picture of environmental impact on the Baltic Sea. It will do so by analysing the role of catchment area and inland waters in the water quality and eutrophication of coastal waters. During the intensive field course the students will learn how land management, control of water pollution and ambient ecosystem dynamics affect water quality and ecosystems, and how this changes on the way from headwaters along the river basin to the Baltic Sea. The course will give a deeper understanding of the nutrient processes and their spatial and temporal dynamics in catchments and coastal areas, including transportation, modification and retention of nutrients and organic material.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
17 days
Campus
Helsinki Summer School

This course is an introduction to environmental ethics as a philosophical discipline helpful to analyse environmental case studies. It aims to raise awareness about the f ... [+]

Environmental Ethics in a Global Context

ORGANISER:

Department of Political and Economic Studies (Social and Moral Philosophy Discipline), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki.

Related Degree Programmes:

Master’s Programme in Philosophy

DATES:

8.-24.8.2017

PRICES:

850-1400 EUR

CREDITS:

5 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Corinna Casi

Target Students

This course is designed for students who are interested in environmental and ethical issues. It is recommended for undergraduate students of philosophy, social sciences, sociology, environmental studies, politics and economics. Previous studies in Philosophy and/or Ethics are helpful but are not required.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
17 days
Campus
IES Abroad

Based in Quito and featuring three weeks of course-related excursions in the Galápagos Islands, this program allows you to study issues of environmental management and pr ... [+]

Overview

Although Ecuador is only about the size of Colorado, it is one of the most ecologically diverse countries on the planet. Four eco-regions—the Amazon basin, the high Andes, the coastal plain, and the Galápagos Islands—offer a wealth of flora and fauna that attract biologists, botanists, and environmentalists from around the world. In addition to the country’s natural riches, Quito is an architectural jewel known for the warmth and hospitality of its residents.

Based in Quito and featuring three weeks of course-related excursions in the Galápagos Islands, this program allows you to study issues of environmental management and preservation, while exploring Ecuador’s rich ecology. The program is organized in cooperation with the Galápagos Academic Institute for the Arts and Sciences (GAIAS) and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ). All Environmental Studies courses are taught in English, and previous Spanish study is not required.... [-]

Ecuador Quito
June 2019
Full-time
7 weeks
Campus
SOAS Summer School

This course introduces students to the role of finance in the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy. Mitigating and adapting to climate change while simultaneou ... [+]

Programme Description

This course introduces students to the role of finance in the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon economy. Mitigating and adapting to climate change while simultaneously realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires the deployment of large amounts of capital – capital which isn’t currently provided in sufficient amounts. Moreover, climate change poses a significant risk to economies and financial systems alike. At the same time, there are substantial opportunities in financing the green transformation and in aligning investments and finance with environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.

The course enables students to understand and apply key concepts in climate and sustainable finance, the role of climate and other environmental risks in creating potential financial risks in banking and capital markets, and the role of financial actors in driving a global transition and aligning capital markets with climate and sustainability goals.... [-]

United Kingdom London
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
SOAS Summer School

This course provides a critical introduction to understanding the politics of climate change. It presents a critical perspective on the relationship between the environme ... [+]

Programme Description

This course provides a critical introduction to understanding the politics of climate change. It presents a critical perspective on the relationship between the environment and development, nature, society and the Anthropocene, and focuses on the dynamics of socio-environmental change, giving attention to its material and economic, political and organisational as well as cultural and ideological dimensions.

A theoretical consideration of the history, politics and economics of climate change is the foundation of the course, followed by an interrogation of the diplomacy of climate change negotiations, including the Paris Agreement and the IPCC reports, feminist approaches to the environment and ecosocialism. Finally, the course examines contemporary questions to do with technology and the climate, racism and climate denial, and the potential of the movements to force governmental action on climate change.... [-]

United Kingdom London
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
The International Summer School for Teens

Students will cover a broad range of topics from biology to ecology to climate change and food security. ... [+]

Itinerary

Environmental Science and Conservation is a hands-on class full of field study and experimentation.

Learn how our environment is affected by the change, learn what it means for life and discover how to positively affect it. As we enter a period of unprecedented change in human history, the study of conservation and the future of our planet has never been more important. The aim of this course is to introduce students to the main issues affecting biodiversity in the world today. Students will cover a broad range of topics from biology to ecology to climate change and food security. As part of the course, students will develop their laboratory skills and undertake a final project which will be centered around field skills. The course includes a trip to Blair Drummond Safari Park.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
June 2019
20 days
Campus
University of Exeter International Summer School

This module explores the economic, societal and environmental impacts and implications of climate change, as well as the technological solutions available; focusing on re ... [+]

About

This module explores the economic, societal and environmental impacts and implications of climate change, as well as the technological solutions available; focusing on research currently being done by academics at the University of Exeter. The course begins with a general introduction to Climate Change and then examines three main topics in greater detail: Water Resources and Engineering, Renewable Energy, and Earth Systems. This is a technical program, coordinated by the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, and is centred around the theory and application of climate change science. Although not a requisite, it is desirable to have a scientific background, and you can expect to come across technical terminology during this course... [-]

United Kingdom Exeter
August 2019
Campus
ISARA Lyon

France's strong agrarian tradition together with its appreciation of fine food and wine makes it an ideal destination to learn how French and European agriculture is mana ... [+]

France's strong agrarian tradition together with its appreciation of fine food and wine makes it an ideal destination to learn how French and European agriculture is managed dealing with the many challenges facing the preservation of natural resources and sustainable food systems. Make the world your classroom! Perfect your intercultural skills while savoring the beauty Lyon and its surroundings has to offer. Students’ accommodations as well as ISARA-Lyon building are in the heart of town, enabling easy access and multiple opportunities to discover different facets of the city. Academic programme: a 5-week comprehensive programme including:

A scientific programme taught in English “Sustainable agriculture and food systems”: it includes courses on agroecological practices, biodiversity management, and the diversification of food systems, as well as study trips and hands-on learning opportunities Courses of French language and culture, including cultural outings in Lyon’s surroundings (from beginners to advanced levels) ... [-]
France Lyon
June 2019
Full-time
5 weeks
Campus