Arctic in a Changing Climate

Third-cycle level | 5.0 credits | Course code: NGEO302
HT 2022
Study period: 2022-10-17 - 2022-11-11
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: The course is given in English
Application period: 2022-06-17 - 2022-10-03

Course description

The course provides PhD students with a broad holistic knowledge of the Arctic and how the Arctic systems affected by ongoing climate change, including possible feedbacks to climate system. 

Lectures and seminars will take an earth system perspective and cover: Arctic marine environment, Arctic atmosphere, Arctic cryosphere, Arctic terrestial ecology and climate modelling. 

For each topic, the course will provide background knowledge of the system, observed and expected changes in the light of a changig climate and also knowledge of how these systems interact and affect each other. 

Requirements and Selection

Entry requirements

Admitted to third cycle education


  1. Doctoral students at the responsible Department
  2. Doctoral students participating in the ClimBEco program (part of the joint GU/LU BECC Strategic Research Area)
  3. Doctoral students at the responsible Department own faculty
  4. Doctoral students within another faculty at the University of Gothenburg
  5. Doctoral students admitted to other higher education institutions

Course syllabus



Department of Earth Sciences


Natural Science and Mathematics


Climate change, Changing climate, Arctic, Climate

CONTACTMats Björkman