Programme content and structure

In the Bachelor's Programme in Human Geography with Intelligence Analysis for Policy and Business (KOM) students take Human Geography I and II the first two semesters. As an alternative students can study Rural and Urban Landscape, History and Heritage in semester 2. The third and fourth semesters are optional course. In semester 5 students take Human Geography III, including a degree project. In the final semester there is a course in Intelligence Analysis for Policy and Business with specialisation for Human Geography with an applied project for a client.

Language of instruction is Swedish.

Core courses

Human Geography I, 30 HECs, semester 1:

  • 1. Introduction to Human Geography, 3 HECs
  • 2. Population Geography, 4.5 HECs
  • 3. Landscape and Environment, 7.5 HECs
  • 4. Geographical Information Systems and Cartography, 7.5 HECs
  • 5. Urban Geography and Planning, 7.5 HECs

Human Geography II, 30 HECs, semester 2:

  • 1. Migration and Global Processes, 7.5 HECs
  • 2. Environmental Challenges in a Social Science Perspective, 7.5 HECs
  • 3. Economic Geography, 7.5 HECs
  • 4. Essay in Human Geograph, 7.5 HECs

Rural and Urban Landscape, History and Heritage, 30 HECs, alternative semester 2:

  • 1. Applied Historical Geography, 7.5 HECs
  • 2. Landscape Archeaology, 7.5 HECs
  • 3. Urban Heritage, 7.5 HECs
  • 4. Historical landscape analysis with fieldwork, 7.5 HECs

Human Geography III, 30 HECs, semester 5:

  • 1. Theories and Methods in Human Geography, 15 HECs
  • 2. Bachelor´s Thesis in Human Geography, 15 HECs

Intelligence Analysis for Policy and Business with specialisation for Human Geography, 30 HECs, semester 6:

  • 1. Perspectives and Methods in Business Intelligence, 7.5 HECs
  • 2. Methods, 7.5 HECs
  • 3. Project Training in Business Intelligence, 15 HECs

Basic facts

Programme director Associate Professor Lowe Börjeson
Name in English Bachelor's Programme in Human Geography with Intelligence Analysis for Policy and Business
Name in Swedish Kandidatprogram i kulturgeografi med omvärldsanalys
Abbreviation KOM
Programme code SKGOK
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 67%, the Swedish national university aptitude test 33%.
Application See this programme in the University course catalogue.


Contact

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.