Completed your studies? Congratulations! Here you can read about how to get your degree. Your degree is a testament to the knowledge and skills you have acquired during your education.
When you have finished your studies and want to apply for the award of a qualification, you should apply to receive a degree certificate (diploma).
The degree certificate is free of charge and can be very valuable. It may be required when applying for doctoral positions as well as by employers. Students who have a degree earn more on average than those who have completed the education but have not got their degree.
A degree in our subjects
At the Department of Physical Geography, you can get a degree in the following main fields of study.
After completion of one of our five Master’s programmes you can apply for a degree certificate in one of our two main field of studies.
Master's degree (120 credits advanced level):
- Environmental Management and Physical Planning
- Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, with degree specialisation (same as the name of the programme you have studied):
- Geomatics with Remote Sensing and GIS
- Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Water Resourses
- Landscape Ecology
- Polar Landscapes and Quaternary Climate
Licentiate or Doctor of Philosophy
Studies at the third cycle are based on studies completed during the second cycle.
In order to be entitled to a degree of Licentiate the following requirements have to be fulfilled 120 credits in completed courses at the third cycle including a thesis of at least 60 credits.
Doctor of Philosophy
In order to be entitled to a Doctor of Philosophy the following requirements have to be fulfilled 240 credits in completed courses at the third cycle (four years of full-time studies) including a thesis of at least 120 credits.
To receive the degree certificate you must have fulfilled all of the requirements.
The local qualification descriptors cover general first and second-cycle qualifications. The programme syllabi fill the same function for professional qualifications and the general syllabi contain the provisions for third-cycle qualifications. For more information or translation of the local qualification descriptors, please contact your department.
Local qualification descriptor
Since fall semester 2016, local qualification descriptors are available, which are adopted by the academic area boards based on a common model. The local qualification descriptors cover general first and second-cycle qualifications. The programme syllabi fill the same function for professional qualifications and the general syllabi contain the provisions for third-cycle qualifications.
How to apply
You apply for a degree certificate through the Degree Office. Information on how to apply:
When applying, you should select the following settings (in the menu "Apply for qualification").
- Degree: Master's Degree (Art or Science) 120.0 hp
- Main field of study and with degree specialisation: see list under Master's degree.
Join our alumni network
We are proud of our alumni (former students) and hope that you choose to stay in touch, wherever life takes you after your studies. Feel free to tell us where you end up and how your education has helped you land there. Our current students really appreciate hearing from you.
Last updated: April 21, 2021
Source: Department of Physical Geography