Programme structure

The master programme runs over four semesters (120 credits). The programme consists of:

  • methodology and methods  (20 credits)
  • specialization and elective courses
  • master’s thesis (30 or 60 credits)

In the beginning of the second semester you either choose

General Human Geography with 60 credits master's thesis

4. semester HGO4090 - Master's thesis 60 credits
3. semester Elective course HGO4090 - Master's thesis 60 credits
2. semester HGO4010 - Qualitative method  or SOS4020 - Kvantitativ metode  or HGO4940 - Geographic Information Systems Elective course HGO4090 - Master's thesis 60 credits
1. semester HGO4011 - Philosophy and methodology of human geography Elective course Elective course
  10 credits 10 credits 10 credits

Method and methodology courses (20 credits)

Qualitative and quantitative method courses from other universities, corresponding to 10 credits at master’s level, may be approved upon application.

Elective courses (40 credits)

You choose among these courses:

Other relevant courses may be approved upon application to the student advisor (by email).

Theory courses at master’s level in sociology are approved without application. Contact the student advisor for further information.

60 credits master's thesis

Field work/data collection starts in the second semester. Work on the master’s thesis gradually increases from the second semester onwards. The master thesis must fall thematically within the chosen spesialization.

    General Human Geography with 30 credits master's thesis

    If you write a 30 credits master's thesis, you take 30 extra credits of elective courses from the list above or 30 credits of study abroad in the 3rd semester.

    4. semester HGO4080 - Master's thesis 30 credits
    3. semester Elective course / study abroad Elective course / study abroad Elective course / study abroad
    2. semester HGO4010 - Qualitative method  or SOS4020 - Kvantitativ metode  or HGO4940 - Geographic Information Systems Elective course Elective course
    1. semester HGO4011 - Philosophy and methodology of human geography Elective course Elective course
      10 credits 10 credits 10 credits

     

    Thematic specializations with 60 credits master's thesis

    4. semester HGO4090 - Master's thesis 60 credits
    3. semester Specialization course HGO4090 - Master's thesis 60 credits
    2. semester HGO4010 - Qualitative method  or SOS4020 - Kvantitativ metode  or HGO4940 - Geographic Information Systems Elective course HGO4090 - Master's thesis 60 credits
    1. semester HGO4011 - Philosophy and methodology of human geography Specialization course Elective course
      10 credits 10 credits 10 credits

    Specialization courses (20 credits)

    You choose two mandatory courses from your chosen specialization:

    Urban studies and Planning

    Climate Change Adaptation and Social Transformations

    Development and Politics

    Economic and Labour Geography

    Elective courses (20 credits)

    In addition to the above, you need to take two courses (20 credits) from your own or the other specializations. See the list of elective courses above.

      Progress requirements

      The nominal length of study of the master’s degree programme is two years. If you need longer, it is important that you familiarize yourself with the guidelines for retaining admission to your study programme.

      Note that if you take longer than the standard two years, changes may occur in the structure of the programme that mean you must take more than 120 credits in order to be awarded the degree.

      Diploma and degree

      The diploma is issued when you have completed the courses that meet the requirements for a degree. Read more about diplomas.

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      Published Aug. 24, 2016 2:20 PM - Last modified Sep. 26, 2017 10:47 AM