Geography is the study that is primarily focused on environmental and social issues in rural and urban areas, around the globe. Geography focuses on the holistic approach to the relationships between humans, society and the environment, and the resulting changes and impacts. The concept of sustainability therefore plays a central role.

Both natural and social sciences have a place in geography as a discipline, where many geographical questions are answered using the perspectives of these scientific standpoints. Geography also studies the concepts of place, landscapes, regions and their natural-and-cultural relationships. The study of space is a central theory which details the interrelationship between objects, phenomena and processes; their spatial placing and arrangement in relation to each other

Mid Sweden University currently provides courses in geography: for the teaching program, as commissioned courses for junior high teachers (Lärarlyft), as distance based independent courses and soon to be offered in the upcoming program that deals with climate change, politics and social development.

Geographers can expect to work with planning relating to climate change and environmental impacts, development issues in agriculture, urbanization and other issues relating to sustainability in a Swedish or global perspective.

The page was updated 8/31/2016