Bachelor's degree programme, 3 years, Trondheim

Bachelor in Geography

Did you think Geography is all about where Himalaya is situated and how big Mjøsa as a lake is? Geography is so much more than that. Geography is the study of humans, society and nature and the relationship between these.

Human geography and physical geography
Tuition comprises human geographical and physical geographical courses at bachelor level. Central themes in geography are:

  • globalization
  • landscape change
  • environmental problems
  • urbanization
  • regional development
  • migration
  • how to read and interpret maps
  • poverty
  • how water, ice and wind changes our landscape
  • inequality

Approaches to problems are related to a 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 broad discipline that combines well with natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. One of the main aims is to develop ability to understand relationships and see human activity and the natural environment in a total perspective.

Programme components
The bachelor's degree requires three years of study and gives the student the possibility to combine different courses of study. For more information about the courses and the language of instruction, please consult the course list .


You have to meet the Norwegian language requirements, or have a Scandinavian language as your mother tongue, if you want to  apply to any of NTNU's degree programmes. You also must meet the basic requirement for admission, and demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements.

The application deadline for the programme is March 1st for students with an international degree, and April 15th for Norwegian and Nordic degree students. Students apply through Samordna Opptak.


Degree: Bachelor in Geography

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Duration: 3 years, 180 ECTS
Programme code: BGEOG
Appplication code: 194 438
Restricted admission: yes

Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences
Department of Geography

City: Trondheim
Application deadline: 15th April

The information is valid for the current academic year

Exchange student?

You are welcome as an exchange student to study one of our many courses.

Contact us

Telephone: +47 73 59 77 00

Postal address:
Student and Academic Division
Admissions Office
N-7491 Trondheim