NIGK15022U Project Course in Geography and Geoinformatics

Volume 2015/2016

MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics


The course provides an opportunity for the student to write a literature review or become familiar with techniques and/or equipment in relation to initiating a MSc thesis study.

Learning Outcome


  • Subjects within the main research group themes:Transformation of cities and landscapes, Environment and Society in Developing Countries, Dynamic Geomorphology and Quarternary Geology, Terrestric Ecosystem Analysis


  • read scientific literature related to the subject.
  • critically evaluate methods and collections of data and to design smaller research projects.
  • use correct scientific definitions and terms.
  • analyse and discuss data-sets.
  • 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.



  • Organize and carry out larger-scale and to be able to analyze, evaluate, document and communicate the results of a scientific study.
BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Guidance
  • 35
  • Project work
  • 171
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week.
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
Criteria for exam assesment

See learning outcome