Implementation Science and Sustainable Development I, 2021/2022 (30 credits)

Autumn 2021, 100 %, Campus
Start date: 30 August 2021
End date: 16 January 2022
Application Deadline: 15 January 2021
Enrolment Code: UU-43100  Application
Language of Instruction: English
Location: Uppsala
Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

Entry Requirements: University degree, minimum of 180 credits. All applicants need to verify English language proficiency that corresponds to English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden ("English 6"). This can be done in a number of ways, including through an internationally recognised test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or through previous upper secondary (high school) or university studies.
The minimum test scores are:
IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90
Cambridge: CAE, CPE

Fees: If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900
Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 72500
Tuition fee, total: SEK 72500


Sustainable development is a national and international interdisciplinary research field and policy area that includes not only sustainable development (in all its perspectives) as subject content and as complex problems (wicked problems), but also pedagogical and didactic principles (ESD, social learning, transformative learning), learning environments, sustainability competencies and social transformation.

Implementation science is a new and expanding field of research that focuses on how evidence can be translated into practice. The subject studies strategies and approaches for translating knowledge into application, so-called 'Knowledge translation'. For this to happen, changed attitudes are required and that the 'way we do things' is challenged. One area where implementation research is in focus is sustainable development as it is largely a matter of changing habits and patterns and using evidence and experience to do so.

The course focuses on how we can implement existing evidence and knowledge to address the complex problems that sustainable development needs to address. The first part of the course provides the basics in sustainable development and implementation science, and the second part of the course explores structures and environments in which we need to operate from a power perspective.

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Department of Women's and Children's Health
MTC-huset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, 1 tr 752 37 Uppsala
Akademiska sjukhuset, 751 85 UPPSALA

Neil Powell
Mats Målqvist

Freestanding courses at the Department

Last modified: 2021-04-06