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Institute of Geography and Geology

Master "Angewandte Humangeographie 120 ECTS"

Through the study of Applied Human Geography, the students gain detailed knowledge of current research fields of economic geography and urban geography, of social geography with a particular focus on both service sector and information society, as well as regional research.

In today’s global world the issues faced by geographers change rapidly. Therefore, the contents of the courses are regularly updated and adjusted to the demands of the society. At the same time, methods are provided for a continuous spatial observation. These include the gathering and analysis of areal information, visualisation, monitoring and communication. The mostly descriptive observation thus is by analysing and assessing it, which can be fulfilled with different assessment methods and analytical techniques. Furthermore, essential knowledge of planning regulations, regional marketing and regional management is provided. Optionally, these important method courses can be supplemented by modules in the field of economic, legal, political as well as social sciences. Lastly, work placements or research placements - potentially also abroad - and the active involvement in a project study grant insight into the activity of a human geographer.

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Degree programme

Master of Science (M.Sc.), 4 semesters

Winter semester

Possible versions/combinability:
120 ECTS single-subject degree programme, not to be combined with other subjects

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Restricted admission :
Free admission but specific admission requirements

Aptitude test:
Yes (application is required! Information about deadlines and the procedure); further details regarding the aptitude test can be found in the annex EV to the FSB

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Set of Rules: Examination Regulations (PO) 2017

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Set of Rules: Examination Regulations (PO) 2015

(Beginning of the study programme in the winter semester 2015/16 as the first semester of study)

Subject-specific provisions, module catalogues, list of modules and study plans

The subject-specific provisions (FSB) specify the general academic and examination regulations (ASPO) regarding this degree programme and inform about its aims, skills and learning achievements, beginning and structure of the study programme, standard length, application and admission to the programme, and calculation of both the degree subject grade and the overall grade.

The list of modules is the most important and central document for students and prospective students. It provides information about the individual units and subsections, their ECTS credits, associated modules and module components as well as their assessments. The list of modules can be located in the annex to the subject-specific provisions at the end of the paragraphs.

Study plans are exemplary recommendations for the concrete course of study. They are created based on the list of modules!