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M. Sc. Geography

Master of Science Geography

Three possible course specialisations are offered within the master programme at the University of Bonn. These focal points are oriented towards the main research areas of the department. All course specialisations are based upon a strong alliance of theory and practice.

  • Governance and Space
  • Globalisation and Development
  • Global Change and Environmental Systems Research - Physical Geography

The Master programme can be designed individually. It is possible to either combine course specialisations or to choose single courses from another specialisation.

Language information

The MSc Geography is a German degree programme. Select courses are offered in the English language. Please refer to the course information for international students.

Module overview

The following courses are required as part of the Master programme, regardless of the course specialisation:

  • Module 1: Current Research Topic. First semester. 8 CP
  • Module 2: Research Methods. First semester. 12 CP
  • Module 3: Specialisation I. First semester. 12 CP
  • Module 4: Research Project. Second semester. 18 CP
  • Module 5: Field trip. Second semester. 10 CP
  • Module 6: Specialisation II. Third semester. 12 CP
  • Module 7: Research Topic. Third semester. 6 CP
  • Module 8: Practical Module. Third semester. 10 CP
  • Module 9: Colloquium Master Thesis. Third or fourth semester. 2 CP
  • Module 8000: Master Thesis. Fourth semester. 30 CP

Information on courses offered for the MSc Geography

For further information please refer to the German homepage on the master programme in geography.


The application is taking place from June 1, 2020 to July 15, 2020. Information on terms and papers to apply are listed on our German Website.

Please note: International students need to pass a DSH German Language Proficiency Test for the Admission to Higher Education in order to apply for this particular programme or have to prove level C1 German with a comparable certificate (TestDaF).



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