Geography degree programme


The Department of Geography offers about 20 courses in English, the instruction of which are performed several ways: lecturers, seminars, study circles, project works, tutorials, and exercises.

In addition, there are book examinations in which the student will read and understand the required knowledge of the given literary and after that he/she goes the exam to answer the questions based on that literary.

The courses in English can be found from the course catalogue in WebOodi system.

(In WebOodi home page, select Instruction/Courses > Course Catalogues > Faculty of Science > Department of Geography, Courses in English for Exchange Students)

The geography courses are typically taught in intensive periods (2-4 weeks) during the semesters. Usually they are completed with an examination. Students should pay attention the information of each course considering to take, such as language of instruction, timing and target group. It is also important to note all the learning activities, teaching methods, and assessment methods, of which any individual course consists.


Incoming exchange students

Before choosing the course to his/her study plan, students are asked to contact the teacher in each case.

This way the student confirms if the course will be organized as planned and if there are any kinds of requirements concerning teaching in English. Please note the ECTS sum may be different in Finnish and English performance.

Exchange students are recommended to take studies from Intermediate studies. In case of master level courses (Advanced studies), it is best to discuss professor or coordinator more closely.

More detailed schedule (dates, lecture halls, times) of the courses for semester 1 (autumn semester) and semester 2 (spring semester) will be announced in the WebOodi system (or in Noppa system).

In the very beginning of the semesters there will be departmental orientations where incoming exchange students get further information.

Last updated: 22.6.2016