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Wirtschaftsgeographie / Economic Geography (Master of Science)

Program: Wirtschaftsgeographie / Economic Geography
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Program length: 4 semesters / 2 years (120 ECTS points)
Start: winter semester

In the Wirtschaftsgeographie / Economic Geography master's program, you will acquire in-depth knowledge in the subject of Geography. The instruction content relates to competencies and methodological skills in Economic Geography and its various subfields. You will acquire scientific and methodological skills in order to be able to describe, analyze, explain, evaluate and forecast socioeconomic processes from a multi-scalar, theory-driven perspective. The program focuses on the acquisition of theory-based analytical knowledge and the reinforcement of occupationally related problem-solving skills. Integrated work processes are taught in ideal-typical progression in combined scientific-methodological modules with project-like nature. The integrative problem-solving is not an end in itself, but instead is aligned toward the practical application of this perspective in later professional work.

Major topics

  • Globalization of innovation and knowledge,
  • Socioeconomic globalization,
  • Innovation and growth in space,
  • Methods and empirical social research and
  • Modeling and simulation.


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 internship, which additionally reinforces the vocational orientation, and can be used particularly in the following professional fields:

  • (Regional) Economic policy and business development
  • Innovation and knowledge management,
  • International management,
  • Science, research and research management,
  • Spatial planning in the broadest sense.
  • Admission requirements

    Education certificates

    Required university degree Certification of a degree from a subject-relevant bachelor's program in Geography, Economics, Social Sciences (or thematically similar programs), or certification of a comparable domestic or foreign qualifying university diploma.

    There are sufficient competencies in thematically similar programs if the corresponding degree includes at least 90 credit points in methodological and subject-related fundamentals of Geography and its ancillary sciences (Cartography, Empirical Social Research, Statistics).
    Additional requirements: German Skills:
    DSH 2

    Other language Skills:
    English skills at Level B1 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages"
    Admission mode Direct admission is granted with complete fulfillment of the admission requirements.
  • Who can answer questions?


    Please note that due to the current health situation related to the corona virus, all personal consultation hours are unfortunately cancelled until further notice.


    Technical questions about your application


    Content-related questions about the program

    Dr. Dietrich Göttlicher
    Department of Geography
    Deutschhausstraße 10
    Room: +1/0130
    35032 Marburg
    Tel.: +49 6421/28 24260

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    Formal questions about your application

    In case of formal questions about the application, please contact Master's Coordination with your application number (if available) at 

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