Geography in Practice


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

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.

Students completing the project module acquire the following:

Learning objectives


  • Conceptual and professional knowledge based on international research of relevance to geography
  • Knowledge of the analytical methods used in geography
  • Can understand and relate critically to the knowledge of the field and be able to identify practical geographical problems in a given complex context


  • Can master the scientific methods and tools of geography in relation to the solution of the chosen geographical problem
  • Can identify a relevant and specific geographical focus for the chosen subject
  • Can work independently and discuss professional and scientific problems with both colleagues and communicate these to non-specialists


  • Can describe a specific geographical problem and apply relevant solution models based on relevant geographical tools and data
  • Can participate in professional and interdisciplinary cooperation of geographical problems
  • Can carry out academic reflections on the chosen geographical subject and implement the attained knowledge in models
  • Can take responsibility for own professional development and specialisation

Type of instruction

Problem-based project work, possibly with internship integrated.



Name of examGeography in Practice
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleGeografi i praksis
Module codePGLGEOK18301
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science