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Overview

Overview

Knowlege acquired in the Bachelor course of study is advanced in the Master course of study. There are multiple concentration possibilities. Students can create an individual career oriented academic profile, according to the selection of modules in the subject geography, the selection of the minor, and the selection of supplementary modules from other RWTH specific subjects.

Programme Structure

In the Economic Geography Master’s program there are several specialization options.

Elective Modules

  • Industry and innovation
  • Tourism, urban and regional marketing
  • Logistics, traffic, trade
  • Alternative substitution of one of the modules with a module from applied geography
  • and compulsory methods and excursions modules.

Specialization in the Concentrations (2 modules are selected)

  • Technology- oriented economic development
  • Telecommunication and logistics
  • EU regional relations
  • Urban planning and urban traffic
  • Airport management
  • Administrative law and municipal management
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Environmental management

Part of the program requires that students do a course-related internship and write a Master’s thesis in the last semester.

Entry Requirement

  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations
  • Proficiency in German

Career Prospects

Given that the program is heavily application-oriented there are career prospects in a number of occupations. Graduates work in the following areas in Germany and abroad:

  • In private sector companies:

Location management, marketing, coordinated administration, PR activities, controlling, consulting, editing, IT management, media companies, environmental protection /consulting, telecommunication, city management, real estate industry, financial services, traffic management, cross-border coordination, EU-oriented consulting tasks, tourism and leisure industry

  • In public administration:

Land use planning and urban planning, regional development /management, environmental management, nature conservation planning, neighborhood /city management, economic development, GIS-based planning and coordination activities, development cooperation and international authorities

  • Self-employment:

The professional qualification offers good opportunities in independent entrepreneurial activities, e.g., in consulting offices or in service companies as external service providers for the above-mentioned fields.


Overview

Overview

Knowlege acquired in the Bachelor course of study is advanced in the Master course of study. There are multiple concentration possibilities. Students can create an individual career oriented academic profile, according to the selection of modules in the subject geography, the selection of the minor, and the selection of supplementary modules from other RWTH specific subjects.

Programme Structure

In the Economic Geography Master’s program there are several specialization options.

Elective Modules

  • Industry and innovation
  • Tourism, urban and regional marketing
  • Logistics, traffic, trade
  • Alternative substitution of one of the modules with a module from applied geography
  • and compulsory methods and excursions modules.

Specialization in the Concentrations (2 modules are selected)

  • Technology- oriented economic development
  • Telecommunication and logistics
  • EU regional relations
  • Urban planning and urban traffic
  • Airport management
  • Administrative law and municipal management
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Environmental management

Part of the program requires that students do a course-related internship and write a Master’s thesis in the last semester.

Entry Requirement

  • First university degree, required qualifications according to the examination regulations
  • Proficiency in German

Career Prospects

Given that the program is heavily application-oriented there are career prospects in a number of occupations. Graduates work in the following areas in Germany and abroad:

  • In private sector companies:

Location management, marketing, coordinated administration, PR activities, controlling, consulting, editing, IT management, media companies, environmental protection /consulting, telecommunication, city management, real estate industry, financial services, traffic management, cross-border coordination, EU-oriented consulting tasks, tourism and leisure industry

  • In public administration:

Land use planning and urban planning, regional development /management, environmental management, nature conservation planning, neighborhood /city management, economic development, GIS-based planning and coordination activities, development cooperation and international authorities

  • Self-employment:

The professional qualification offers good opportunities in independent entrepreneurial activities, e.g., in consulting offices or in service companies as external service providers for the above-mentioned fields.


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