Urban Climate and Urban Climate Planning
The course covers issues of how humans affect and are affected by the climate in the city.
A particular focus of the course is on the application of climate knowledge in urban planning and design.
The course consists of field projects based on the collection of meteorological data. Emphasis is placed on design, implementation, analysis and reporting of field project and exercises.
The course is part of the Master’s Programme in Geography, the course is also offered as a freestanding course.
The teaching consist of:
- field project
- guest lectures
- supervision by teacher
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites and selection
120 credits completed courses in the different main areas of Natural Sciences of which 75 % with a grade of at least Pass. Student with the corresponding number of credits in Human Geography and Architecture or equivalent education may after evaluation, attend the course.
Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.
Geographers often work with urban planning, environmental management or broader issues related to sustainable development, in Sweden or internationally. As a geographer, you may work on planning new public transport, roads, water supply or urban planning for climate change. Geographers can be found in business, government and international organizations.
Our former students work, for example, as environmental consultants, coordinators, urban planners and GIS consultants. You also have great opportunities to focus on the particular area you are interested in.
If you are studying Geography at the University of Gothenburg, there are good opportunities for exchange studies during your studies. This is often seen as a good asset when applying for jobs, as many jobs require international collaboration.
We have over 100 agreements within Erasmus and other exchange programs with universities around the world, both within and outside Europe.