Physical geography structure

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PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY: FIRST YEAR STUDIES

You begin your studies with course package 1 (25 credits). During the first year you deepen your knowledge in methods and some special field of physical geography, and begin to plan your thesis in a research seminar. Your optional studies (35 credits) may include courses from geography programme or suitable studies from other programmes (discuss those with your personal study plan supervisor).

COMPULSORY ADVANCED STUDIES (25 CREDITS)

  • GEOG-P301 Spatial aquatic research 5 cr
  • GEOG-P302 Modelling in physical geography 5 cr
  • GEOG-P303 Research seminar in physical geography 5 cr
  • GEOG-P312 Spatial terrestrial research 5 cr
  • GEOG-P304 Advanced literature in physical geography 5 cr

OPTIONAL STUDIES, EXAMPLES OF GEOGRAPHY COURSES

  • GEOG-311 Species distribution modelling
  • GEOG-312 Spatial terrestrial research
  • GEOG-313 Advanced research seminar in physical geography
  • GEOG-314 Optional advanced literature in physical geography (theoretical)
  • GEOG-315 Optional advanced literature in physical geography (methodological)
  • GEOG-316 Political geographies of urbanization and planning
  • GEOG-317 Geographies of European integration and European spatial planning
  • GEOG-318 Book club in urban geography, spatial planning and human geography
  • GEOG-321 Urban dynamics and neighborhood change
  • GEOG-322 Remote sensing 2
  • GEOG-323 Open GIS and spatial data infrastructures
  • GEOG-324 Imaging spectroscopy
  • GEOG-325 Applied spatial statistics and urban modelling
  • GEOG-326 Quantitative methods for sustainable land use planning (QMSLUP) I: Accessibility and mobility analyses
  • GEOG-327 QMSLUP II: Conservation planning
  • GEOG-328 Science basket, pop-up course collection
  • GEOG-329 Automating GIS-processes
  • GEOG-330 Taita field course
  • GEOG-331 Climate change and rural development
  • GEOG-335 Advanced diatom research
  • GEOG-337 Methods for evaluating human preferences
  • GEOG-338 Geographies of young people: everyday spaces of being and doing
  • GEOG-339 3D-analyses in GIS
  • GEOG-340 Introduction to conservation geography
  • GEOG-341 Geography of megatrends, environmental change and development in the global South
  • GEOG-342 Geographies of inequalities
  • GEOG-343 Human geography and planning field course
  • GEOG-387 M. Sc. thesis field work
  • GEOG-405 Practical training
  • GEOG-406 GIS in society

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY: SECOND YEAR STUDIES

Your second year starts with an advanced seminar and continues with thesis. It is highly recommended that your optional studies (25 credits) support your thesis work.

COMPULSORY ADVANCED STUDIES (35 CREDITS)

  • GEOG-P388 Advanced seminar 5 cr
  • GEOG-P389 M.Sc. thesis in physical geography 30 cr