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Postgraduate course

Environmental Science, Nature Management and Land-use Planning

  • ECTS credits10
  • Teaching semesterAutumn
  • Course codeGEO329
  • Number of semesters1
  • LanguageEnglish
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Level of Study


Teaching semester

Last semester: Autumn 2019.

Objectives and Content

The purpose of the course is to give a theoretical and methodological insight in current topics within environmental and landscape geography. The course covers a broad range of environmental geography topics and addresses challenges for environmental management and land-use planning. Through the work with an own project the student can chose to go get a deeper insight into one or several topics and thereby achieve knowledge about different management, monitoring and planning tools (e.g. GIS or Nature Types in Norway (NiN)).

Learning Outcomes

A student who has completed the course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The student

  • has gained an insight into central current topics within environmental science, nature management and land-use planning
  • has knowledge about relevant environmental management systems


The student

  • can use sources, methods and theories related to environment, nature management and land-use planning in Norway
  • can carry out a smaller, independent, critical, research-based analysis, either alone or together with others

General knowledge

The student

  • has achieved advanced knowledge about central challenges within nature management and land-use planning and how such knowledge is presented in a written form.

Required Previous Knowledge

Bachelor Degree in Geography or equivalent

Recommended Previous Knowledge

GEO113, GEO212/281/282, GEO215, GEO291/292/293

Access to the Course

The course is open to students at the master's level who meet the requirements for prior knowledge.

Teaching and learning methods

3 - 5 lectures

2 - 3 seminar

Field work

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Participation in project work and seminars

Forms of Assessment

Group field report. Individual oral exam (may adjust the grade).

Grading Scale


Assessment Semester

Assessment in teaching semester


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