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GIS and Spatial Analysis III

The course consists of studies in spatial analysis of geographical landscape and social phenomena. In the course, you work in both raster and vector environments and various software is used.

Information for admitted students Spring 2024

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on whether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from the department - courses

Welcome to the Department of Human Geography at Stockholm University! Here is important information for those who are going to start one course or more in the spring semester 2024.

Photo: Ingmarie Andersson, Stockholm University.

Before the semester starts, you must activate your university account and register. You should also familiarize yourself with the education by looking through the first course's schedule and reading list and by visiting the course's page on the learning platform Athena, where there may be additional important information.


You who have been accepted and have accepted the place at or are welcome to register. To keep your place, you must register during the January 4–12 registration period. Please note that January 12 is the last registration day for all courses given in the spring semester 2024. In order to register online, you must first activate your university account.

After registration, you are welcome to the course introduction. Exact time and place can be found in the coure schedule. (It is no roll-call. You only need to confirm your choice of education by registering.)

Activate your university account

If you need help activating your university account or encounter technical problems, you can contact IT support via Serviceportalen.

IT support

If you have problems registering, contact our student affairs office before the last day of registration at Include your full namne (or your Swedish personal identity number) and which course or courses you are accepted to.

Learning platform

Log in to the learning platform Athena and go to the page for your first course. But first you need to activate your university account and register, see above.



Teaching starts immediately at the start of the semester.

In the course description for the first course there are links to the reading list and the schedule. The description can be found in the course catalogue.

Course catalogue

On the course page on the Athena learning platform, there may be more information before the start of the course. You will receive a course guide and more at the course introduction.

Conditionally admitted

If you are conditionally admitted, you must show that you meet the programme's eligibility requirements before you can register. If you have questions, please call +46 8 16 48 33 or write to

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Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

Find your way on campus

Stockholm University's main campus is in the Frescati area, north of the city centre. While most of our departments and offices are located here, there are also campus areas in other parts of the city.

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Pre-departure information

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The course is offered freestanding and is also elective within, among others, the Bachelor's Programme in Human Geography – Society, Environment and Global Processes, 180 HECs, the Bachelor's Programme in Urban and Regional Planning, 180 HECs, the Bachelor's Programme in Geography, 180 HECs, and the Bachelor's Programme in Global Development, 180 HECs.

  • Course structure

    The course contains literature seminars based on recent research articles. Method analyzes with differences between qualitative and quantitative interpretations of geographical data. Completing an independent work where the student chooses various methods for solving a problem, which is then analysed. Results are presented through visualization, 3D presentations and web publishing.

    Teaching format

    Instruction is conducted in the form of introductiuon, lecturers, exercises, seminars and project work.

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

    Teaching language: English

    Learning objectives

    After completing the course, the student is expected to be able to:

    • independently conduct data capture for projects.
    • independently select methods for analysis of different forms of geographical data.
    • use geographical information in GIS when analysing geographical phenomena and take into account various sources of error.
    • explain how to visualise spatial information and apply it.
    • critically review projects carried out using different methods in geographical information systems.


    Examination takes place via written exam and oral and written presentation of project work. 


    Several teachers assess and grade within the course.

    Examiner: Anders Wästfelt, Department of Human Geography

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

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

  • Contact

    Course coordinator
    Academic Counselling
    Student Affairs Office