Study Geography at NTNU!

Information for exchange students at the Department of Geography

Study Geography at NTNU!

Thank you for your interest in studying Geography at NTNU.

We appreciate your enthusiasm for exploring into the world of geography at NTNU. Our Department of Geography have an international focus, evident in both our educational curriculum, academic staff and research activities. With extensive experience with international students, we take pride in offering two international master programs in addition to offering courses at bachelor and master level for international exchange students. We would like to welcome you to a multicultural and attractive study environment focused on providing a high quality teaching and international learning community. Engage in discussions with peers from Norway and countries around the world, gaining insights into different geographical perspectives and fostering a broader understanding of the discipline. International perspectives are central in all our courses while Norway, the Norwegian culture and the Nordic landscapes forms the backdrop for your learning experience. NTNU's Department of Geography is your gateway to an enriching and truly international educational experience.

We offer courses in human and physical geography at both bachelor and master’s level. Geography is a wide-ranging discipline combining different scientific methodologies from natural sciences, the humanities and social sciences. This broad approach gives geography students a unique perspective from which to understand complex relationships between human activity and the natural environment.

Central themes in human geography are globalization, landscape change, environmental problems, urbanization, regional development, migration, poverty, and inequality. Approaches to these problems are related to local processes as well as to regional and global scales. Physical geography covers knowledge of landforms, vegetation and climate in different parts of the world, and provides insight on a range of topics, such as how water, ice and wind change the landscape. The consequences of these physical processes for humanity is a central crosscutting theme running through all courses in physical geography. Geography involves both widely used quantitative and qualitative methods, and special geographical methods such as cartography, and geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing tools. The discipline has a strong tradition of fieldwork and field courses play an integral role in many of the courses offered by the department.

04 Dec 2023

Courses open for exchange students

Courses open for exchange students

Below is a list of geography courses offered to exchange students. Some of these courses have admission restrictions and applicants must ensure that they meet the requirements before applying. All GEOG3XXX are master level courses. Each semester typically consists of courses equivalent to 30 ECTS credits. All courses run parallell through the semester. A course of 7.5 credits corresponds to approximately 5 weeks of total work. The courses have various teaching methods, and the course descriptions provide a detailed overview of the activities. Estimated work time for each course includes, for example, independent work, reading course materials, scheduled lectures, seminar activities, group work, and exam completion.

Applicants are free combine courses from the different groups, as well as with courses from other departments at NTNU. Be aware that there might be collisions between teaching activities and exams when you freely combine courses.  

Autumn semester (August to December):

Spring semester (January to June):