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Degree Project in Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology

The course consists of an individual thesis work, 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. 

  • Course structure

    The course is part of a master's program with the main area Natural Geography and Quaternary Geology:

    • Master's Programme in Geomatics with Remote Sensing and GIS
    • Master's Programme in Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources
    • Master's Programme in Landscape Ecology
    • Master's Programme in Polar Landscapes and Quaternary Climate

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


    The course has no modules.

    Teaching format

    Teaching consists of individual project, seminars, supervision. Supervision is only provided within the planned course time.


    For details see syllabus.

  • Contact

    Contact the Coordinator for degree projects for questions concerning course information and registration. Contact the study counselor for questions concerning credit transfer, admission, eligibility and questions concerning study planning.

    Coordinator for degree projects
    Karin Persson

    Study counsellor
    Maria Damberg

    Course responsible

    Geomatic with Remote Sensing and GIS
    Ian Brown

    Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resources
    Mattias Winterdahl

    Landscape Ecology
    Maricela de la Torre-Castro

    Polar Landscapes and Quaternary Climate
    Britta SannelE-mail: