Course syllabus

Environmental Law

EXTG40, 15 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2018/19
Decided by: PLED L
Date of Decision: 2018-03-23

General Information

Elective for: W4-ms
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


The course aims to provide the students with basic knowledge of the Swedish judicial system in the area of environment.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must



Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


The course comprise legislation on land use, use of natural resources and preservation of the natural environment. The formal content of environmental laws are studied as well as administrative authorities tasks, competence and application of environmental law. Regulations about supervision are given special attention. Measures by municipalities, companies and individuals as a consequence of environmental law are studied. The course also has an orientation on compensation for environmental damages and other sanctions within the area of environmental law. EU environmental law and central conventions within the international environmental law is covered briefly.

Examination details

Grading scale: UV - (U,G,VG) - (Fail, Pass, Pass with Distinction)
Assessment: Examination by active participation in project work and seminars as well as a written test at the end of the course.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.


Required prior knowledge: At least 180 credits within the education program
The number of participants is limited to: 15
Selection: Number of taken credits within the education programme (students with most taken credits are admitted first)
The course overlaps following course/s: MNXN01, MNXC01, MVEC11, MNX104, MVE104, MVEC18

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Marie Appelstrand,
Course administrator: Pernilla Håkansson,
Course homepage:
Further information: The teaching consists of leactures, project assignments and seminars. The Project assignments are made in groups and are presented both in written form and orally at a seminar. The groups should also be opponents to another groups assignment. Participation in project asssignments and seminars and connected teaching is obligatory.