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

The course of study offers various specialization possibilities:

Elective Modules:

  • Applied Urban Geography
  • Landscape System Analysis
  • Applied Climatology and Modelling
  • Remote Sensing (upon request)
  • Alternatively: Substitution of one of the modules with an economic geography module
  • and mandatory methods and excursion module

Areas of : 2 modules are chosen:

  • Remote Sensing
  • Geodesy (Surveying)
  • Management of Polluted Areas
  • Quality and Water Management Systems
  • Accounting
  • Resource Geology
  • Special Geoecology: Earth and Water
  • Environmental Biology
  • Environmental Geochemistry
  • Environmental Management
  • Administrative Law and Municipal Management
  • Economics

Students must also complete an professional internship during their studies and complete a Master's thesis in the last semester.

Minors :- Can be chosen from a number of neighboring disciplines: Waste Management and Environmental Technology, Business Administration, Biology, Geology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Raw Material Supply from Industrial Countries, Urban Water and Waste Management, Urban Planning, Transport and Spacial Planing, Economics... The selection varies depending on the course of study.

Entry Requirement

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

Career Prospects

Career fields are numerous and the occupational outlook is high due to the practical and quantitative orientation of the course of study. Graduates are active both domestically and abroad in the following fields:

  • Companies in private industry:
    Site management, marketing, coordination activities, PR activities, controlling, consulting, editorial office activities, IT managment, media companies, environmental protection/consulting, telecommunications, city management, real estate, finance, traffic management, cross-border coordination, EU-oriented consulting responsibilities, tourism, and recreation
  • Public administration:
    Spatial and urban planning, regional development and management, environmental management, nature conservation planning, neighborhood and city management, economic promotion, GIS supported planning and coordination activities, development assistance,international authorities
  • Self-employment:
    The vocational qualification offers good possibilities for under taking self-employment activities, e.g. in consulting offices or service enterprises as an external contractor for the professional fields listed above.

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