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Magister Thesis in Human Geography, 15 Credits

Swedish name: Magisteruppsats i kulturgeografi

This syllabus is valid: 2014-04-28 and until further notice

Course code: 2KG062

Credit points: 15

Education level: Second cycle

Main Field of Study and progress level: Human Geography: Second cycle, contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)

Grading scale: AF

Responsible department: Department of Geography

Revised by: Head of Department of Geography and Economic History, 2017-09-27


The course comprises an independently written thesis work. From a limited number of subjects the student chooses a thesis subject provided by the supervisors.

Expected learning outcomes

After completing the course students should be able to

Competence and skills
1. show capability to independently put together and relate to scientific theory and methodology,
2. show capability to independently apply scientific methods,
3. to plan, carry through and report a minor scientific investigation

Judgement and approach
4. critically evaluate a minor scientific thesis

Required Knowledge

Univ: 180 ECTS, at least 90 ECTS of which in human geography, or equivalently. In addition to this, another 30 ETS on advanced level in human geography, or equivalently, is required.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English B/6

Form of instruction

The teaching consists of seminars and individual supervision and the individual supervision is granted during the course period. The seminars are compulsory. All teaching is normally given in English.

Examination modes

Both written and oral exams are used. Apart from grading of the written thesis examination is carried out through compulsory seminars, where the student defends his/her thesis and carries out an opposition. Moreover, the student shall attend three additional seminars. In order to achieve the grade A-B it is required that the thesis is examined during the first semester of registration on the course.

Examination based on the same syllabus as at the ordinary examination is guaranteed during two years after the first registration to the course.

Students who have passed an examination cannot redo the examination to receive a higher grade.

It is not possible to appeal against a received grade, i.e. to get it examined by a higher authority, but a student can always criticize the grading or ask another examiner to reconsider the examination.

When a student has failed an examination on two occasions, he or she has a right to have another grading teacher. A written request for an alternative examiner should be handed to the director of studies.

Credit transfer is always examined individually.


Valid from: 2014 week 18