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Physische Geographie / Physical Geography (Master of Science)

Program: Physische Geographie / Physical Geography
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)

In the Physische Geographie / Physical Geography master's program, you will acquire in-depth knowledge in the subject of geography that will qualify you for professional work in the interdisciplinary sciences. You will acquire scientific and methodological skills and knowledge to describe, analyze, explain, evaluate and forecast structures and functions of landscapes, ecosystemic interactions and material flows in ecosystems of varying dimension with respect to their development, their structure and their dynamics in space.

Major topics

An individual major topic can be chosen from the fields of Climate Impact Research, Environmental Information Systems, Environmental Hydrology, Applied Soil Science or Biodiversity Research.


The skills and knowledge acquired in the geographical subject and method modules are complemented and enriched by external elective and profile modules and by an external professional or research internship, which additionally reinforces the vocational orientation, and can be used particularly in the following professional fields:

  • Environmental management and resource planning, 
  • Development cooperation,
  • Geomanagement,
  • Cartographical information systems,
  • Geographic computer science,
  • Geographic remote sensing.