How and why do cities grow? How is our regional climate changing and what does that mean for our forests? What traces did the last Ice Age leave on our landscape and what can we learn from it for future changes? Why are many industries concentrated in regional clusters and how can I use this for sustainable economic development?

Study the complex interactions between humans and their environment on different scales (local, regional, national, international and global) that can only be grasped through an interdisciplinary understanding. Learn to analyze the economic, political and social relationships as a result of people's decisions. Research the connections between poverty and soil degradation or try to find out what control options are available for the increasing problems in large cities.

From the first semester on, you can choose to specialize in the areas of physical or human geography in the bachelor's degree, depending on your interests, or flexibly combine both areas in human-environmental geography.



General higher education entrance qualification or subject-related higher education entrance

qualification 1 or technical college entrance qualification or master craftsman's examination as well as comparable qualifications in professional advancement training or professionally qualified persons

  The university decides on the validity of the subject binding for this course.

Course-specific knowledge and skills to be proven prior to admission:

English at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Admission restriction:

free (no NC)



The bachelor's degree in geography is professionally-oriented and at the same time lays a sound scientific and technical basis for subsequent master's degree programs.

Depending on how you have designed your studies by choosing your individual focus areas and fields of interest, you can choose from a wide variety of fields of work:

  • Urban, regional and municipal planning
  • Business and innovation promotion
  • Organization of knowledge and technology transfers
  • Business association, chamber
  • Real estate, housing industry
  • Consultings (mainly related to foreign countries)
  • Environmental planning (water, soil, air, biosphere)
  • Landscape planning, nature conservation, environmental protection
  • Development cooperation
  • all types of geospatial IT activities (currently with geoinformatics)
  • tourism branch
  • University - research / third-party funded projects
  • Specialist / engineering office with different tasks.

The Geography course in Marburg also teaches a variety of soft skills that are essential for later professional life and are in universal demand in almost all professional fields:

  • Structure and organization (important for later management functions)
  • The ability to work independently on new topics (lifelong learning)
  • Presentation skills in word and writing (presentations, posters, documents)

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