This master’s programme takes a scientific approach to understanding the relationships between human society and the environment in mountain regions, with an emphasis on quantitative methods. It offers an appealing combination of theoretical and field work which is a distinctive feature of this programme.
Interests that are a good basis for this study programme
You should have an interest in scientific research into the relationships between human society and the environment, and how these are changing. Advanced skills in the use of geospatial technologies are a definite advantage. You also need to have completed a relevant first degree.
Applied Physical Geography and Mountain Research at the University of Graz
In this degree programme you will learn about relevant aspects of the specialist geographical disciplines of geomorphology, climatology and hydrology and how they are interconnected (integrative geography). There is a strong emphasis on quantitative methods (monitoring, modelling, geospatial technologies).
Natural Sciences at the Faculty of Environmental, Regional and Educational Sciences
The Doctoral Programme of Natural Sciences allows you to develop your own research interests further and to perfect your methodological skills. You will work independently to investigate academic questions and contribute to the development of knowledge and innovation in your subject area.
Preparation for a wide range of career paths
This interdisciplinary and integrated training at the interface of natural and social sciences will prepare you for professional work in a wide range of fields. These include teaching and research in universities and at non-university institutions, environmental monitoring and protection, nature conservation, hazard forecasting and management, prevention, prospecting, forecasting, software and database development, energy supply and waste disposal, regional development, tourism, development work and roles in public administration, the media and specialist consulting.
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