Profile and Career - MSc in Geography and Geoinformatics – University of Copenhagen

Forward this page to a friend Resize Print Bookmark and Share

Geography and Geoinformatics > Profile and Career

Profile and Career

The work methods of the programme include classroom teaching, project work and field studies. You will acquire both academic and practical knowledge as well as analytical and methodological qualifications.

The programme gives you a solid foundation for conducting complex analyses of local, national and global problems on an interdisciplinary basis.

Competence Description

  • You will learn which local and global socioeconomic relationships and processes influence urban development and planning, for instance in major European cities.
  • You will gain an understanding of what globalisation means for the Danish labour market and for regional business and industrial development.
  • You will acquire new insights into the causes of migration and changed settlement patterns in developing countries.
  • You will gain an understanding of the relationships between aspects such as climate change, land use and social processes in relation to assessing natural resource management.You will gain an understanding of sediment transportation and deposits of heavy metals in such areas as the Wadden Sea with a view to responsible nature management.
  • You will obtain new insights into soil changes in the Arctic areas, including the earth's binding/release of CO2 in connection with global warming.
  • You will gain an understanding of the globalization of agriculture and agri-industrial processes in developing countries.
  • You will work with certain geography problems of your own choosing.

Career opportunities

Geographers are both generalists, who can think interdisciplinarily and incorporate different perspectives, and specialists, who are experts within one area. This combination of ‘breadth' and ‘depth' means that geographers find employment in many different areas, including:

  • In the private sector, e.g. consulting engineering firms
  • In public administration, e.g. as urban planners, project coordinators, environmental workers, part-time consultants, business development consultants, student and career counsellors or as academic workers in international organisations such as MS Danish Association for International Co-operation and the UN, which includes working in developing countries.
  • As consultants for special interest groups
  • As researchers and upper secondary school teachers.

Read about the Programme Structure