NGEK10007U Environmental Soil Sciences (1+2)

Volume 2013/2014
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Agriculture
MSc Programme in Geology and Geosciences

This competence-line course teaches state-of the art research within the field Environmental soil science

Learning Outcome

Chemical and physical soil processes, climate changes, land use changes, nutrient cycling and pollution, field methods for sampling of water, soil and air, sampling strategy, method validation, error estimates. calulations.


  • read scientific literature related to the course subjects.
  • apply, evaluate and analyse methods, theories and data related to the course subjects.
  • use correct scientific definitions and terms.
  • give a short, concise and well-illustrated oral presentation on the basis of scientific papers.
  • write a short, concise report aimed at colleagues within the business world, public institutions or research institutions.


identify and work out proposal for solving comlex geographical problems using theory, data and methods

conduct and carry out large scale field work, data collection and subsequent analyses

access own professional geographical skills in relation to other subjects

cooporate and work with people from other professions


Please see Absalon course page.

BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent
The form of teaching and work will be class teaching with active participation of students by means of student presentations and group-work.
Students from Geology and Geography can choose to follow block 1 only by signing up for the course Environmental Soil Sciences (1) instead, and get 7.5 ECTS credits based on the teachers' approval of the assignment.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 272
  • Project work
  • 70
  • Theory exercises
  • 70
  • Total
  • 412
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 30 minutter
Written assignment
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list.

All students must hand in a written assignment after block 1. The assignment must be approved by the teacher. Students must have an approved block 1 assignment to continue with the course and participate in the block 2 exam.
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assesment
See learning outcome