Programme content and structure

In the Bachelor's Programme in Human Geography – Society, Environment and Global Processes students study courses in the main field of study, human geography, during the first year and the third year. The second year are optional courses. 

Language of instruction is Swedish.

Programme structure
Semester 1: Courses in human geography
  • Introduction to Human Geography, 7.5 HECs
  • Population, Environment and Landscape Change, 7.5 HECs
  • Cities and Urban Society – Local and Global Challenges, 7.5 HECs
  • GIS and Spatial Analysis I, 7.5 HECs
Semester 2: Courses in human geography
  • Special courses (two elective courses; e.g. Challenges for Planning in the Global South, Environmental Challenges in a Social Science Perspective, Gender and Geography, Geography of Historical Landscape, Housing, Segregation and Moves, Place, Identity and Migration, and Urban Governance), 7.5+7.5 HECs
  • Social Scientific and Spatial Methods, 7.5 HECs
  • Essay in Human Geography, 7.5 HECs
Semester 3: Optional courses
  • Optional courses or exchange studies
Semester 4: Optional courses
  • Optional courses or exchange studies
Semester 5: Courses in human geography
  • Theories in Human Geography, 7.5 HECs
  • Social Science Methods and Research Design in Human Geography, 7.5 HECs
  • Bachelor´s Thesis in Human Geography, 15 HECs
Semester 6: Course in human geography
  • Applications in Human Geography, 30 HECs


Basic facts

Programme Director Associate Professor Lowe Börjeson
Name in English Bachelor's Programme in Human Geography – Society, Environment and Global Processes
Name in Swedish Kandidatprogram i kulturgeografi – samhälle, miljö och globala processer
Abbreviation KKG
Programme code SKGSK
Main field of study Human Geography
Language of instruction Swedish
Credits 180 higher education credits
Pace percentage 100%, i.e. full-time
Delivery mode On campus
Study period Three academic years
Course start Autumn Semester, starting in late August or early September
Number of students 30 (accepted yearly; approximately)
Entrance requirements General entry requirements
Selection The grade point average of your upper secondary school leaving certificate 33%, the Swedish national university aptitude test 67%
Application See the University course catalogue.

Detailed information on the programme is available in Swedish.


If you have questions or need more information on the application procedure, programme content or practical details concerning your studies at Stockholm University, please do not hesitate to contact Study Counsellor Veronica Hohl.