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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Here you'll find answer to some of the most common questions regarding studying at our department.

Q How many ECTS can I take per semester, at most?

A: 30 ECTS is considered as full-time studies, but you could take up to 45 ECTS per semeseter.


Q How many hours of lectures are there per week?

A: The number of classes per week varies between the courses, but must courses have activities from morning to afternoon, from Monday to Friday. Some days 8am - 5pm, other days 9am - 3pm. There are no scheduled lessons before 8am or after 5pm. During the day, you will have a mix of lectures, exercises, seminars, and perhaps project work. Some courses also have excursions (usually one day) or field trips.


Q: How many students generally take an average Physical Geography class?

A: Some courses are more popular than other. We have all from 10 (rare) to 60 (also rare) students within a course.


Q: What is the language of instruction?

A: All courses are taught in English. All course material is in English. Many of our lectures have English as their mother tongue.


Q: Is it very competitive to get into Physical Geography/Science subjects in Lund?

A: It depends on the course. It also differs from one year to another. Our GIS-courses are popular, sometimes difficult to be admitted to. But since we have a wide varity of GIS courses, if you are not admitted to the fall semester course, you are usually admitted a similar course starting in January.

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