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Geography, MSc

Master (2 years) of Science in Geography, 120 ECTS
Agriculture and environment Engineering Mathematics, natural- and computer science

Institution Aalborg University (AAU)
Campus Aalborg
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5100 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Geography at Aalborg University is aimed at analyzing the spatial extent of natural resources and the processes that shape and change the landscape. The environmental problems that arise from using resources such as water, soil and minerals is also at the core of physical geography.

The programme in Geography qualifies you to analyze environmental problems in both public and private organizations. You will be able to participate and lead work at all organizational levels in relation to use, protection and planning of natural resources in a global context. The education integrates ecological understanding with fundamental understanding of the governing processes shaping resources of the Earth. The successful candidate will also be able to participate in education and research within sub-disciplines of physical geography.

A part of the study consists of courses and seminars. They may be held as presentations from lecturers, assignments and exercises, or take the form of presentations which the students have prepared.
The second part of the study is project based. Students work in groups on specific projects concerning real world problems within the field of physical geography in which field surveys and experimental work is central.

During your third semester, you have the possibility to do a traineeship at a private or public company/organization or to study a semester at another university abroad. Many students use this possibility to improve their competencies by learning things in a new way, looking at different engineering aspects etc. A traineeship is usually taken within a consultative engineering company.

Career Opportunities  

Graduates from Physical Geography have many career opportunities and have well-developed skills in cross disciplinary project work. Examples of working areas are:
  • Environmental assessment consultants
  • Natural resource administration in public organizations
  • Implementation of environmental standards and administration of protected nature and aquatic resources
  • PhD studies in Physical Geography and Environmental studies


You can apply if you have a Bachelor’s degree in geography or the like.

In addition, documentation will be required to verify that your proficiency in English is at an acceptable level. 
Read more about the language requirements of Aalborg University

Apply directly at Aalborg University with all relevant documentation.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg University directly.
A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn | Non-EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01

Autumn | EU/EAA applicants

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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