Master of Philosophy in Development Studies - specialising in Geography
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.
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.
|GEOG3053||Discourses of Development and Globalization||7,5|
|GEOG3005 or |
|Qualitative Methods or |
|GEOG3919||Progress and Fieldwork (part 1 of 3)||-|
|GEOG3919||Progress and Fieldwork (part 2 of 3)||-|
|Experts in Teamwork (Intensive)||7,5|
|GEOG3919||Progress and Fieldwork (part 3 of 3)||15|
|GEOG3920||Master's Thesis in Development Studies, specialising in Geography||15|
|GEOG3920||Master's Thesis in Development Studies, specialising in Geography||30|
|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|
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.