Graduates of the master’s programme in Environmental Systems Sciences/Geography and Applied Human-Environment Research are equipped to work as geographers with a background in the systems sciences, enabling them to tackle issues relating to sustainable development, reducing risks, and improving livelihoods in the human-environment system. This opens up a range of exciting career prospects for them.
Interests that are a good basis for this study programme
You should be interested in the processes and changes under way in your own living space, e.g. in your city or region, in social structures and processes, as well as in environmental, economic and social interrelationships and processes. You also need to have completed a subject-relevant first degree.
Environmental Systems Sciences/Geography and Applied Human-Environment Research
On the master’s programme, you will acquire subject-specific knowledge that will equip you to look at issues relating to sustainable development, reducing risks and improving livelihoods in the human-environment system from a geographical perspective and incorporating interdisciplinary methods as well as those from systems science.
Doctoral Programme of Natural Science – Faculty of Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education
The Doctoral Programme of Natural Science – Faculty of Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education enables you to develop your 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
The master’s programme in Environmental Systems Sciences/Geography and Applied Human-Environment Research qualifies graduates to work in the fields of climate change research; climatological analysis and expert reports; climate policy advice; hydrological research and planning; landscape research; spatial planning; process modelling; geo-risk analysis and management; nature reserve administration; local government; the supply and waste disposal industries; environmental education.
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Specialisations in physical geography specific to the location
Climatology and hydrology as well as geomorphology and natural hazard research with a spatial focus on (high) mountains and their foothills
Specialisations in human geography specific to the location
Urban and regional development as well as globalisation
Geographical technologies and monitoring and modelling environmental processes
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