International Master's Programme

Master of Philosophy in Development Studies - specialising in Geography

– Programme components
 
The Master's degree in Development Studies - specialising in Geography is a 2-year programme that is structured around core courses (37,5 credits), electives (37,5 credits) and a Master's thesis (45 credits).

The core courses are: GEOG3053 Discourses of Development and Globalization, Experts in Teamwork (EiT), GEOG3919 Progress and Fieldwork and either GEOG3005 Qualitative Methods or GEOG3006 Quantitative Methods.

Students can choose electives worth 37,5 credits from a number of courses offered by the Department of Geography or other departments.  Courses other than those listed below can be chosen as electives. Other courses may be chosen if approval is given by the Department of Geography.

Fieldwork

Individual fieldwork as part of the master's thesis is an important part of the study programme. The fieldwork is usually carried out in a developing country (in the home country for students from the South) in the beginning of the third semester. The fieldwork is thoroughly planned in the beginning of the third semester together with a supervisor. The length of the fieldwork is usually 2 ½ - 3 months. Fieldwork is carried out individually, but with the supervisor's approval of the student's fieldwork plan.

Course outline for the academic year 2017/2018.

1st year

1st term (autumn)
Code Title Credits
GEOG3053 Discourses of Development and Globalization 7,5
GEOG3005 or
GEOG3006
Qualitative Methods or
Quantitative Methods
7,5
GEOG3919 Progress and Fieldwork (part 1 of 3) -
  Elective courses 15
2nd term (spring)
Code Title Credits
GEOG3919 Progress and Fieldwork (part 2 of 3) -
  Experts in Teamwork (Intensive) 7,5
  Elective courses 22,5

 

2nd year

3rd term (autumn)
Code Title Credits
GEOG3919 Progress and Fieldwork (part 3 of 3) 15
GEOG3920 Master's Thesis in Development Studies, specialising in Geography 15
4th term (spring)
Code Title Credits
GEOG3920 Master's Thesis in Development Studies, specialising in Geography 30
Elective courses
Code Title Credits Term Admission
GEOG3030 Natural Resources Management 7,5 Autumn Open
GEOG3101 Innovation and Regional Development 7,5 Spring Open
GEOG3506 Geography, Health and Development 7,5 Spring Open
GEOG3515 Environment, Development and Changing Rural Livelihoods 7,5 Spring Open
GEOG3517 Social Difference, Identity and Place 7,5 Spring Open
GEOG3522 Migration and Development 7,5 Spring Open
GEOG3523 GIS Data Capture and Mapping 7,5 Autumn Open
AAR5270 Globalisation and Urban Development 7,5 Autumn Open
BARN3300 Children and Development in the South 7,5 Autumn Open
GEOG3525 Landscape, Planning and Management 7,5 Autumn Open
GEOG3526 GIS: Geographical Information Systems 7,5 Autumn Open
GEOG3527 GIS Tools for Climate Change Studies 7,5 Spring Open
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Elective courses may be cancelled due to the teaching capacity at the Department of Geography or if less than 5 students register for the course. Check the Student information page for updated information on which courses are available. Information about cancellations will be given no later than January 10th in spring term and August 10th in autumn term. For courses available outside the department of Geography, please contact the respective department.

More information about the study programme is found in Studiehåndboka under MPhil in Development Studies.