Bachelor in Geography

Bachelor's degree programme, 3 years, Trondheim

Bachelor in Geography

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Geography is the study of humans, society and nature and the relationship between them.

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

In Geography, problems are often approached by studying the relationship between local, regional, and global levels. Physical geography covers areas such as knowledge of landforms, vegetation and climate in different parts of the world, and provides insight into how water, ice and wind function to change the landscape. Understanding the relation between these processes and their consequences for humanity are central themes.

Geography uses general quantitative and qualitative methods, as well as special geographical methods and tools 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 compliments an array of scientific disciplines in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. One of the main aims is for Geography students to develop an ability to understand relationships between human activity and the natural environment through a holistic perspective.

Programme components

The Bachelor degree in Geography is a three-year study programme giving students opportunity to combine different elective courses in addition to core subjects. For more information about the courses and the language of instruction, please consult the course list.

Admission Samordna Opptak (sharing)


Language of instruction: Norwegian

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 April 15th. Students apply through Samordna Opptak.


  • Programcode: BGEOG
  • Degree type: Bachelor in Geography
  • Duration: Full-time
  • Credits: 180
  • Application code: 194438
  • Ordinary quota: 2019 32.8
  • Ordinary quota f. diploma: 2019 33.3
  • Unit: Department of Geography
  • Application deadline: 15. April
  • Language of instruction: Norwegian
  • Location: Dragvoll, Trondheim

Exchange student?

Exchange student?

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

Contact us

Contact us

Telephone: +47 73 59 77 00

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