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Geography Bachelor's programme

Course outline, qualifications and competences

The bachelor’s programme Geography covers theory and practice in all subareas of the discipline, providing basic knowledge of physiogeography and human geography. Physiogeography focuses on nature and deals with all phenomena influencing the natural and environmental systems. It includes subjects such as vegetation geography, hydrology and climatology. Human geography focuses on man and society as a system, the impact of space on human action and vice versa. Human geography deals with issues such as regional development, tourist industry and international business and culture. Students have the opportunity to specialise in one of these two areas. This programme focuses on integrative geography which deals with overlapping areas of man and nature as systems and society (e.g. man-environment relationships, globalisation and regional development). One aim of integrative geography research is to develop solutions with respect to the current major issue of sustainability. Geography is generally characterised as strongly interdisciplinary and for this reason students are taught methods and theories of natural science (applied to physiogeography) and social and economic sciences (human geography). Moreover, students acquire basic practical skills in geographic technology. These include essential knowledge and skills in EDP-based data collection, management, analysis and presentation of GIS data and structures (mapping, geographical computer science and remote sensing, etc.).

Expected results

Undergraduates of the bachelor’s programme will have acquired basic geographical knowledge as well as in-depth knowledge in specific subareas of geography, which they will be able to build on in the future. They will be able to independently grasp, analyse and assess processes relating to causes, processes, structures and future development using methods and theories.


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University degree
Bachelor of Science „BSc“
6 semesters / 180 ECTS-CP
(CP = credit points)
Teaching language
Index number
UB 033 655
Faculty of Environmental and Regional Sciences and Education
type of study programme
Qualification level
Bachelor (1st study cycle)
General university entrance qualification


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