Project Course in Geography and Geoinformatics

Course content

The project course provides an opportunity for the student to write a literature review or become familiar with techniques and/or equipment in relation to initiating an MSc thesis study in Geography and Geoinformatics. The chosen subject must be within geography.

The teaching form is supervision.

The student must identify and contact a potential supervisor at the Section of Geography at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management.

When an aggrement has been made, the student must send an email to Morten Agerbo Rasmussen ( who then will add the student and the supervisor to an Absalon room.

The Absalon room contains information about the written assignment; number of pages and where and when it must be submittted.


MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics
MSc Programme in Geography and Geoinformatics with a minor subject

Learning outcome


  • Subjects within the main research themes of Geography at University of Copenhagen: Transformation of Cities and Landscapes; Environment and Society in Developing Countries; Geomorphology, Processes and Landscapes; Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis - Processes and Interplay between Climate, Soil and Water; Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing.


  • identify and understand scientific literature related to the subject.
  • critically evaluate methods and collection of data and to design smaller research projects.
  • use correct scientific definitions and terms.
  • analyse and discuss data-sets.
  • give a short, concise and well-illustrated oral presentation on the basis of scientific papers.
  • write a short, concise report aimed at peers within business, public institutions or research institutions.



  • Organize and carry out a scientific study and to be able to analyze, evaluate, document and communicate the results of the study.

BSc in Geography and Geoinformatics or equivalent is recommended

Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment, Ongoing preparation throughout the course
Type of assessment details
The written assignment is prepared during the course and must be handed in prior to the exam week.
Without aids
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Several internal examiners.

Resubmission of written assignment. The written assignment must be handed in prior to the re-examination week.

Criteria for exam assessment

See learning outcome

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Preparation
  • 196
  • Guidance
  • 10
  • English
  • 206


Course number
7,5 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master

1 block

Block 1, Block 2, Block 3, Block 4 And Summer
No limitation
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
Study Board of Geosciences and Management
Contracting department
  • Department of Geoscience and Natural Resource Management
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Science
Course Coordinator
  • Ole Mertz   (2-716f426b6970306d7730666d)

All scientific staff at the Section of Geography at the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management.

Saved on the 28-02-2023

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