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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.

The course is part of this four master's program:

  • 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

  • Course structure

    Note that the course is also offered in other scopes:

    • Degree Project in Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology. 30 credits (GE9009)
    • Degree Project in Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, 60 credits (GE9011)


    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.

    Plagiarism and regulations for disciplinary matters

    As a student you must be conscientious about clearly accounting for the material used in the texts that are submitted for examination. To use another person’s expressions or ideas without stating the source is plagiarism. To translate and/or change some words in someone else’s text and present it as your own is also a form of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered cheating and if discovered in an exam or paper, the exam or paper will be failed immediately and disciplinary measures may be taken.

    Any student who is caught cheating or disrupting academic activities may be suspended from lectures and exams for a period of up to six months. The Vice Chancellor or the Disciplinary Council decide whether the student is to be subject to any disciplinary measures. 

    Read more about the rules and regulations here: Governing documents relating to education.

  • 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.