Stockholm university logo, link to start page
Gå till denna sida på svenska webben

Swedish Geography

Swedish Geography, 7,5 HECs, discusses aspects of Swedish geography related to topics in human geography, and which include landscape, population, social, urban and economic geography.

This course primarily targets exchange students and foreign students at Stockholm University, especially students in geography, planning, and other subjects in the social sciences.

  • Course structure

    Through this course you will be able to describe development of different aspects in Sweden and which are relevant for Human Geography, describe and discuss literature in particular theme of Human Geography and with reflection on the situation in Sweden.

    The language of instruction is English.

    Teaching format

    Obligatory teaching format are lectures, seminars, excursions and to write a paper.

    Detailed information, including grading criteria, is provided at the course introduction and via the learning platform Athena.

    Learning objectives

    On completion of this module students will be able to:

    • present outlines of different aspects of conditions in Sweden which are relevant to themes in human geography.
    • present outlines and discuss literature in a defined question of human geography and with reflections to the situation in Sweden.



    The examination includes writing a paper.


    Several teachers assess and grade within the course.

    Examiner: Lowe Börjeson, Department of Human Geography

  • Course literature

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

    Course coordinator
    Academic Counselling
    Student Affairs Office