On 3rd Semester, the student may choose among the following options:
Option 1: Project Semester – with or without integrated internship
The student can choose to complete a traditional project Semester, which will usually build on the professional field in which the student has specialised during the 1st and 2nd Semesters, and/or serve as a preparation for the subject which the student wishes to treat in his/her master’s thesis. The Semester comprises the writing of a project report or a scientific paper, of which the supervisor may be the co-writer.
The student may choose to integrate an internship either in Denmark or abroad during the project Semester. The internship must be of maximum 2-4 months’ duration and must be approved in advance by the Study Board of Planning, Geography and Surveying. Specific learning goals must be identified for each individual internship, clearly reflecting the professional problem defined for the project.
A student who has followed the 1st and 2nd Semesters of Sustainable Cities may, as an alternative, choose to follow the 1st Semester of one of the specialisations of the Master’s Programme in Urban, Energy and Environmental Planning or MSc Geography. In that case, the student follows the course modules and project module of this Semester in full and thus acquires the knowledge, skills and competences described in the curriculum of this 3rd Semester.
Option 2: International or National Credit
By prior approval of the Study Board, the 3rd Semester may be transferred to another educational institution in Denmark or abroad. Prior approval
(pre-credit) may be expected if the studies at another educational institution can give the student knowledge, skills and competences corresponding to the extent and knowledge, skills and competences that could otherwise be acquired by following the “Project Semester – with or without Integrated Internship”, see above.
Option 3: Extended Final Project (Master’s Thesis)
Students may choose to complete the 3rd and 4th Semesters as one extended master’s thesis (60 ECTS). An extended final project is especially recommended in the project work which requires an extraordinary collection of data. Final projects must be approved in advance by the Study Board of Planning, Geography and Surveying, and the student must meet the requirements indicated for master’s theses in terms of knowledge, skills and competences (see below).
A student who has completed the module:
Problem-based project work, possibly with an integrated internship
|Name of exam||Professional Development|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a project
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Danish title||Faglig og professionel udvikling|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Copenhagen|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Studyboard for Planning, Geography and Surveying|
|Department||Department of Planning|
|Faculty||Technical Faculty of IT and Design|