Requirements and Application

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For Application please visit the website of the UNU-EHS.

Important dates and notes

The Joint Master Programme has an annual intake. The next programme will start in October 2020. Applications are accepted during the application period from September 15th 2019 to December 15th 2019.

All candidates get a notification on their application status by March 2020.


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Admission semester

  • Winter semester only

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Applicants must possess a first, higher education qualification (Bachelor’s Degree) in Geography or a related / comparable professionally certified study programme. Out of all higher education qualifications earned (Bachelor’s, Master’s, additional academic coursework, etc.) applicants must have accumulated at least 100 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) within courses related to the 3 following  areas:

  1. Human Geography and Social Sciences with a focus on spatial patterns, society, development;
  2.  Science methodology and empirical research methods;
  3.  Physical Geography, Geosciences and Environmental Sciences with a focus on Earth System Science.

A strong motivation to contribute to the area of Human Security and management of risks related to Environmental Change is a pre-requisite to study in this Master’s Programme. Applicants should be highly motivated to learn in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment.

Non-native English speaking applicants must prove sufficient proficiency in the English language.

For further details on the application and the requirements, please consult the FAQ.


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