Environmental challenges, energy transformation and consequences of human use of natural resources are all part of important challenges facing societies all around the world. Geography studies as you to look at the world and create knowledge to make sense of it.

Within geography there are single subject courses at various levels where you can combine knowledge to create an understanding for essential challenges and their contexts. The single subject courses in combine cultural and natural systems in relation with important challenges and perspectives of planning. Earth is the home for human existence and ways that natural resources are used keeps reminding that life is fragile.

Geography provides knowledge about the interdependency of the living and its physical environments. Such knowledge provides a basis for discussions and decision making in the best interest of our planet. This is what geography is all about and the declaration is supported by its scientific character. The teaching is conducted by active researchers within several fields which make the studies closely connected with relevant developments. Especially focused are spatial and temporal transitions from historical, present, local and global settings. The courses can be studied individually or in combination. If combined with each other, the studies of geography is built on progression and engrossed competence is developed.


At the department of environmental change collaboration is at the heart of the activities which is reflected in the courses. At all levels of studies excursions are included both in local, national and international settings where knowledge can be applied and contextualized in different landscapes. Study visits can provide knowledge and insights about ways that challenges are treated outside the educational and research contexts and what kind of competences potential employers consider to be relevant.

Teaching methods

The teaching methods are various and adjusted with the purpose of different parts of the courses. Lectures, seminars, experimental work, lessons, field work, excursions and study visits are mixed together. As a student you participate in the activities, solve tasks in collaboration and develop competence to present, critically comment and discuss various work. 

Geography students learned about societal risks in Karlstad


Environmental Change