NIGK15022U Project Course in Geography and Geoinformatics

Volume 2021/2022

MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics with a minor subject


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 in Geography and Geoinformatics. The chosen subject must be geography.

The teaching form is supervision.

The student must identify and contact a potential supervisor at the Section of Geography at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management.

When an aggrement has been made the student must send a mail to Morten Agerbo Rasmussen ( who then will add the student and the supervisor to an Absalon room.

The Absalon room contains information about the written assignment; number of pages and where and when it must be submittted.

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 is recommended
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 196
  • Guidance
  • 10
  • Total
  • 206
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment, Ongoing preparation throughout the course
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.

Resubmission of written assignment. The written assignment must be handed in prior to the re-examination week.

Criteria for exam assesment

See learning outcome