The distinctive characteristic of this master’s programme is its relevance to the real world today. In this degree programme you will study selected socio-economic transformation processes and relationships between human society and the environment, specifically in towns and regions, from a social sciences perspective.
Interests that are a good basis for this study programme
It is an advantage if you are interested in social science research into relationships between society and the environment, and how these change, from the perspective of sustainable development; sound knowledge of geospatial technologies is also helpful. For admission to the master’s programme you must have already completed a subject-relevant first degree.
Sustainable Urban and Regional Development at the University of Graz
This degree programme is centred on issues of urban and regional development at local and global levels, and how these are linked to physical geography (integrated geography). There is a strong emphasis on qualitative methods and on communication and participation processes.
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 between natural and social sciences will qualify you for research work in universities and non-university institutions, and numerous other fields of employment including the media. Typical sectors include urban and regional development, environmental planning, protection and education, the waste and recycling industry, sustainability transformation, regional, local and tourism development and management, or technology-related activities (cartography, geographic information systems and remote sensing).
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