Geography master's: Programme Structure and Content
The first semester consists of four mandatory courses. During the next two semesters, you can choose elective courses from a wide selection or opt to do an internship or study abroad for one semester. The last semester you writie your final thesis.
Autumn's courses are obligatory and build the foundation of the programme.
- Urban Sustainable Development (GE5000), 7.5 credits
- Odd years: Geographical Information Systems III (NGN200), theme: urban-focused GIS, 7.5 credits
- Even years: Geographical Informations Systems IV (NGN210), theme: open-sourced GIS, 7.5 credits, elective course
Spring's courses are electives; listed below are our recommended programme courses.
- Climate change history (GVN360) 7.5 credits
- Qualitative and Quantitative Geographical Method (KGA131) 7.5 credits
- Sustainable Mobility -Drivers, Challenges, Responses (KGA141) 7.5 credits, course syllabi in Swedish
Octile 7 and 8
Autumn’s courses are electives; listed below are our recommended programme courses.
- Field Course in the Subarctic - Physical Geography and Ecology (NG0210) 15 credits
- Sustainable Landscapes - Interactions between environment and human activities (KGA161) 7.5 credits
- Globalization, urbanisation and unequal development(KGA121) 7.5 credits
- Climate Change in an Earth System Perspective (GVN460) 7.5 credits
- Odd years: Geographical Information Systems III (NGN200) focus: urban-focused GIS, 7.5 credits, obligatory course
- Even years: Geographical Informations Systems IV (NGN210) focus: open-sourced GIS, 7.5 credits
- Master thesis in Geography (GEO245) 45 credits
- Remote sensing and GIS (GV2300) 7.5 credits
A 45 credit thesis begins in the autumn of year 2.
Exchange or internship opportunities
You have the possibility to choose to study abroad or find an internship in the spring of your first year or the fall of your second year.
Internship within Geography (GE020A ) 15 credits