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 and in environmental, economic and social interrelationships and processes.
Environmental Systems Sciences/Geography at the University of Graz
On the bachelor’s programme, you will look at the natural environment, the human-made environment, human-environment interaction and geographical technologies. The overarching framework drawn from the systems and formal sciences is made up of integral, differential and vector calculus as well as statistics and shines a light on how the human-environment system is organised and works.
Environmental Systems Sciences/Geography and Applied Human-Environment Research
The master’s programme in Environmental Systems Sciences/Geography and Applied Human-Environment Research builds directly on the bachelor’s programme, broadening and intensifying the knowledge and skills already acquired. At the University of Graz you also have the option of interdisciplinary master’s programmes and joint programmes, allowing further scope for individualised and specialised learning.
Preparation for a wide range of career paths
Your combination of geographical skills and specific expertise in environmental systems sciences will open up opportunities for a career in environmental research, at environmental protection institutions, in project, environmental and risk management, in conservation, tourism, city and local marketing, regional development, software and database development, natural and cultural landscaping, the supply and waste disposal industries, location and sales planning, adult and continuing education as well as specialist libraries, public administration, demographics, market research and opinion polling. Other options are technology-related jobs in cartography, geographical IT or remote sensing.
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Conduct research into society and the environment using different theories, concepts and methods drawn from the natural and social sciences, cultural studies and economics
Climate change and its consequences, such as melting of the glaciers, floods, drought
Learn about local, regional and global interrelationships
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