Environmental Soil Sciences (Part 2)

Course content

This competence-line course teaches state-of the art research within the field environmental soil science.


MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics with a Minor Subject
MSc Programme in Agriculture

Learning outcome


Chemical and physical soil processes in relation to agriculture and  environment, nutrien cycling, soil in relation to land use changes.


  • read scientific literature related to the course subjects.
  • apply, evaluate and analyze methods, theories and data related to the course subjects.
  • use correct scientific definitions and terms.
  • give short, concise and well-illustrated oral presentation on the basis of scientific papers.
  • write a short, concise report


Identify and work out proposal for solving comlex geographical problems using theory, data and methods at local or global scale.


The form of teaching is theory exercises combined with ad hoc lectures. For the teaching plan, please see Absalon.

BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent. Environmental Soil Sciences (part 2) is a stand-alone course and it is therefore not necessary to have completed Environmental Soil Sciences (part 1) to participate in the course.

7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Oral examination, 20 minutes
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week. The oral exam uses the written assignment as its point of departure. It includes the titles listed in the officially approved reading list. A combined grade is given after the oral exam.
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assessment

See learning outcome.

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Theory exercises
  • 35
  • Project work
  • 35
  • Preparation
  • 136
  • English
  • 206