Interested in studying Environmental Geography at the University of Bayreuth? Get a first overview and more detailed information about our M.Sc. programme here.
The English-taught M.Sc. programme ‘Environmental Geography’ at the University of Bayreuth provides expertise and practical experience in the field of environmental systems science from an explicitly interdisciplinary perspective. The combination of core areas in the natural sciences and contextualization from the social sciences (e.g. ecosystem services and geographical conflict research) ensure that our students receive training that is unique in Central and Eastern Europe. Research-led teaching, state-of-the-art quantitative methods, and training facilities such as a dating laboratory or the University’s Botanical Garden allow for an application- and target-oriented programme of study. Students receive training in the analysis and evaluation of complex environmental systems, in critical reflection upon the research process, in abstraction of research results, as well as in oral and written communication of findings.
The thematic block of the M.Sc. programme consists of a general module (A), two modules that aim at an advanced theoretical and practical examination with the environmental complexes ‘Earth, Soil & Surface’ (B) and ‘Climate, Water & Vegetation’ (C), as well as a module in ‘Environment & Society’ (S). In addition, electives in methodological concentrations of the student’s choice (M) and a range of individual electives (F) cater to the students’ personal interests. Your career-oriented qualification is reinforced with a compulsory internship in a non-university setting (I). The R-modules serve to the student’s involvement with the process of research. The 4th semester is intended to the master thesis and disputation (T).
For further details on the modules as well as their ECTS awarded, please refer to the study plan:
For a detailed insight in aims and structure of the M.Sc. programme as well as the module descriptions, please have a look at the study guide: