MSc Geography and Geoinformatics - Field and Methods Courses

Academic year 2021-2022:

Disko, Greenland

Timing: block 4+5, 2022
Themes: Coastal geomorphology, soil science
Responsible: Bo Elberling, Aart Kroon
Kurser.ku.dkhttps://kurser.ku.dk/course/nigk15006u/2021-2022  

Berlin, Germany

Timing: block 3+4, 2022
Themes: Social geography and planning
Responsible: Anne Gravsholt Busck, Christine Benna Skytt-Larsen
Kurser.ku.dk: https://kurser.ku.dk/course/nigk15006u/2021-2022
 

SLUSE

SLUSE - Interdisciplinary Land Use and Natural Resource Management (ILUNRM) Course. Separate course that runs every year in block 3 (15 ECTS, full block). Read more on www.sluse.dk

Academic year 2022-2023:

Luang Namtha, Laos

Timing: Block 3+4, 2023
Themes: Human and environmental geography, land use change, livelihood change, environmental impacts, carbon dynamics
Responsible: Thilde Bech Bruun, Cecilie Friis
Kurser.ku.dk: to be announced
Information meeting: to be announced

Vietnam or Tanzania

Timing: Block 3+4, 2023
Themes: Plastic pollution, Physical and Human Geography, 
Responsible: Thorbjørn Joest Andersen, Mikkel Fruergaard, Marianne Nylandsted Larsen
Kurser.ku.dk: to be announced
Information meeting: to be announced

SLUSE

SLUSE - Interdisciplinary Land Use and Natural Resource Management (ILUNRM) Course. Separate course that runs every year in block 3 (15 ECTS, full block). Read more on www.sluse.dk

Academic year 2023-2024:

Toronto, Canada

Timing: Block 3-4, 2024
Themes: Human Geography, Urban and regional development and planning
Responsible: Høgni Kalsø Hansen, Lars Winther, Christine Benna Skytt-Larsen
Kurser.ku.dk: to be announced
Information meeting: to be announced

Disko, Greenland

Timing: Block 4+5, 2024
Themes: Arctic hydrology and soil science
Responsible: Ylva Sjöberg, Bo Elberling
Kurser.ku.dk: to be announced
Information meeting: to be announced

SLUSE

SLUSE - Interdisciplinary Land Use and Natural Resource Management (ILUNRM) Course. Separate course that runs every year in block 3 (15 ECTS, full block). Read more on www.sluse.dk

About MSc Geography Field and Methods Course

The fundamental goal of the MSc Geography Field and Methods Course is to enable the student to independently organize and carry out larger-scale geographical fieldwork and to be able to analyze, evaluate, document and communicate the results of a scientific study.

The course is designed as preparation for a Master’s thesis and therefore ideally takes place prior to carrying out the Master’s thesis. In this course students will gain hands-on experience on a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods that are considered to have a broad application in both research- and industry-related fields.

The course comprises three parts:

  • Block N: theoretical and methodological studies, classroom teaching and preparation for fieldwork
  • Between block N and N+1: 10 days of fieldwork
  • Block N+1: processing of data, report writing, possibly additional classroom teaching and an exam.

The course is generic in the sense that the formal course description is taylored to a range of geographical destinations that change from one year to another. Various teachers participate and various geographical disciplines are in focus.

It is only possible to take part in one Field and Methods course pr. student during the MSc programme.

Please note that prior to the formal course registration via the Self-Service the Department will arrange information meetings for students who are interested in this course.

Students shall pay for their own travel to and from the field-work area, as well as entry visa (if required), vaccinations (if required) and personal medicine (e.g.malaria medication) and 125 DKK per day for food and lodging. For outside DK destinations the students are required to take out a private illness and repatriation insurance covering the field period.