We provide human geographical and physical geographical courses at both bachelor and master's level. Central themes in human geography are globalization, landscape change, environmental problems, urbanization, regional development, migration, poverty, and inequality. Approaches to problems are related to local level as well as to regional and global levels. Physical geography covers knowledge of landforms, vegetation and climate in different parts of the world, and provides insight into how water, ice and wind change the landscape. The relation between these processes and their consequences for humanity is central at all times. Geography uses general quantitative and qualitative methods, and special geographical methods such as cartography, geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing. The discipline has a strong tradition of fieldwork and field courses are included in many of the course units offered.
Geography is a wide discipline that combines well with natural sciences, humanistic sciences and social sciences. One of the main aims in Geography is to develop ability to understand relationships and see human activity and the natural environment in a total perspective.
The Department of Geography offers the following programs for international students:
- MPhil in Development Studies, specialising in Geography
- MSc in Globalization: Transnationalism and Culture
- MSc in Natural Resources Management
- PHD-PROGRAM IN GEOGRAPHY
For Norwegian and Nordic speaking students we also offer these programmes:
- One year programme in Geography
- Bachelor of Social Science in Geography
- Master of Science in Geography
- Geography with Teacher Education
- Master of Science in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Society
Further information on the courses at the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences can be found on the Faculty's home pages