Extended Master's Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

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:

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 examExtended Master's Thesis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleLangt kandidatspeciale
Module codePGLGEOK18302
Module typeProject
Duration2 semesters
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of the Build Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science