Geography

Here you will find an overview of the degree programmes on offer at the Institute of Geography.

Geography combines elements of natural and social sciences into a spatial science that analyses the geo-ecosphere as well as society's demands on space. The subject's unique position as a link between natural and social sciences and the large number of research objects and processes at the interface of human activity and the environment demand close cooperation with numerous related fields.

Modern urban societies are particularly affected by socioeconomic change and the opportunities and challenges it brings. This study programme conveys in-depth knowledge on theories concerning urban and regional development, on subject-specific empirical research methods and on the demands of present-day urban and regional planning.

The Master of Education in Geography as part of teacher training in secondary schools (Gymnasium and Oberschule/Sekundarstufe I and II) follows the Bachelor's programme in Geography with a teacher training option. During the Master's of Education programme, subject-specific knowledge in Geography is developed along with extensive didactic training through the rehearsal and reflection of teaching practices. 

This new study programme (starting in the winter semester 2016/17) aims to reconstruct environmental and climate history. The interdisciplinary English-language Master's programme combines a natural sciences study programme with elements from social sciences. An understanding of physical geography enables analysis and interpretation of complex global environmental changes and evaluation of the effects on the natural world and society in general. 

The Master study programme's interdisciplinary approach, combining research and teaching from the fields of physical geography, human geography, archaeology, earth sciences, palaeobiology and environmental physics, is unique in Germany.