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Physical Geography, Degree Project

The course consists of an individual degree project in Physical Geography, and you will learn to plan a larger project and conducting it using relevant methods.

You will get training in collecting, process, critically examine and present your data. An important part of the course is also to put your work in perspective with respect to current scientific discussions and knowledge. You will present your work as a written scientific thesis and during an oral presentation. The module The scientific method 1.5 hp is obligatory for obtaining the Bachelor of Science degree.

The course is part (elective course) of the Bachelor's Programme in Earth Science, Distance Learning. There is also a degree project of 15 credits Physical Geography, Degree Project (GE6019).

For admission to the course GE6020 Natural Geography, degree project, 30 credits, you must have completed the course Earth Science - Specialisation (GE5040) at semester / course start. The course Earth Science by Distance Learning - Specialisation (GE5040) is given each semester and you can study the course semester before you start your degree project.

To begin your degree project, follow the Instructions on the project plan, registration and examination

  • Course structure


    • Degree Project, 28.5 credits
    • Scientific method, 1.5 credits

    The scientific method 1.5 hp
    The scientific method 1.5 hp is obligatory for obtaining the Bachelor of Science degree at the Science faculty at Stockholm University. The setup for the course module is parallel and independent of the bachelor thesis. It is therefore possible to take the course module either before, during or after starting your thesis work. A completed course module is required to be able to finish a Bachelor’s degree project.

    The module runs four times per year, "Kurstillfälle 3" is avalible as a distance module. This instance will be run by Zoom and English:

    The scientific method, 1.5 credits distance

    Teaching format

    Instruction consists of an individual degree project, seminars and supervision.


    For details see syllabus.

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    The required reading is based on scientific publications and reports in the relevant subject area identified by the student through literature searches and literature provided by the principal supervisor and/or by the assistant supervisor.

  • Contact

    Registration is normally done at the beginning of each semester. 

    Koordinator för examensarbeten
    Karin Persson

    Student office
    Elisabeth Sturesson

    Course responsible
    Peter Jansson