Degree Program: Master of Science Geography
Standard Program Duration: 4 Semesters (120 Credit Points)
Begins each wintersemester
Language of instruction: lectures and methodological exercises in German, supplemental literature and tutorial in English, generally English in all other cases
Requirements for Admission: Bachelor’s degree in a geographic field of study; comparable degree in an adjacent subject
Applications: Applications may be submitted from June 1st to July 15th, or December 1st to January 15th, respectively, to the Campus Center, Universität Hamburg, Alsterterasse 1, D-20354 Hamburg, Germany, or via the university homepage.
Globalization and the change of nature and, therefore, in the relationship between humans and their environment are currently the focus of events all over the world. It is for this reason that the new Master’s program titled “Global Transformations and Environmental Change” was developed at Universität Hamburg. The approach to this topic is based on the integration of physical geography and social sciences in combination with a solid training in geoinformatic methodology.
In terms of content, the focus on human-environment-relationships and a methodological orientation towards geo-data analysis and spatial research on several scales will grant graduate students the benefits of practical relevance, all the while meeting the standards of a research-oriented education. Students will learn and critically evaluate geographic theories, methods, and research results, and become competent in independently conducting analytically and conceptually sound research of their own.
The focus on “Global Transformations and Environmental Change” connects the content goals with geographic research concepts on examining, understanding, and managing global transformation processes with regards to society as well as natural sciences. An in-depth treatment of local and regional implications of global change is also covered.