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Master Degree Project


This course is compulsory for taking exam in the master programs of Physical Geography. The degree thesis is an independent performed project.

Course content

As a student, you choose the subject together with a supervisor. Usually, the subject is related to current research at the department. It can also be done in cooperation with other institutes outside the university, organisations or companies. You may find subjects and collaboration within or outside the university on our thesis and internships suggestions page.The project needs to fit in the given time frame and may include fieldwork, laboratorium analysis and literature studies.

The results of the research project are published in a scientific report written in English or Swedish and following the rules for publications. The student will also present his/her project results in a seminar, usually with another student as opponent and an exam committee of two teachers.

You may start your degree course autumn or spring, and it is given at 50 and 100 % pace.

Contact and questions

Martin Berggren is responsible for this course. You are welcome to contact him if you have any questions. It is recommended to start early with finding a suitable subject for your thesis project and you can contact teachers for ideas.


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Course facts

Level: Advanced
Credits: 30 ECTS
Period: Autumn & Spring
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: General admission requirements and 225 credits, including 45 credits in advanced level (second cycle or graduate level) in Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science.

Course syllabus (pdf, 221 kb, new window)

Course evaluation from 2018 (pdf, 437 kb, new window)

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