At the 3rd Semester the student can choose between several options:
Option 1: Project Semester – with or without Integrated Internship
The students can choose to carry through a traditional project semester which normally carries on the subject knowledge in which the student has specialized at the 1st and 2nd semesters and/or prepare for the subject about which the student wishes to write his/her thesis. The semester comprises the preparation of a project report or a scientific article.
The student can choose to integrate an internship either in Denmark or abroad in his/her project semester. The internship is typically of 3 months’ duration and has to be approved by the semester coordinator on behalf of the Study Board of Planning, Geography and Surveying in advance. For each individual internship, specific learning goals have to be drawn up, clearly reflecting the professional problem of the project. The specific learning goals have to be approved by the semester coordinator.
Students who choose not to integrate an internship can combine a 20 ECTS project module with
2 x 5 ECTS course modules, chosen from existing master’s programmes, eg. Water and Environment, Biology, Urban Planning and Management, Environmental Management and Sustainability Science.
Option 2: A UEEP 1st Semester
A student who has followed 1st semester under the Geography programme may choose to follow a 1st semester under the Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning master’s programme. In that case the student follows the course and project modules at this semester and acquires the knowledge, skills and competencies which are stated in the curriculum for the concerned semester. A 5 ECTS assignment must be prepared as replacement for the course module “Theories of Science and Research Designs” to meet the 30 ECTS semester load.
Option 3: International or National Credit
After previous approval by the Study Board, the 3rd semester may be transferred to another educational institution in Denmark or abroad. Previous approval (pre-credit) may be expected if the studies at another educational institution can give the student appropriate knowledge, skills and competencies.
Option 4: Extended Master’s Thesis
Students may choose to carry through the 3rd and 4th semesters as en extended master’s thesis (60 ECTS). Extended master’s thesis is especially advised to work with project topics, where an extraordinary great generation of data is necessary. Master’s theses have to be approved in advance by the Study Board of Planning, Geography and Surveying, and the student has to fulfil the knowledge, skills and competencies as indicated for master’s theses. See description of 4th semester.
Students completing the project module acquire the following:
Problem-based project work, possibly with internship integrated.
|Name of exam||Geography in Practice|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a project
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Danish title||Geografi i praksis|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Studyboard for Planning, Geography and Surveying|
|Department||Department of Planning|
|Faculty||Technical Faculty of IT and Design|