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... looks into questions such as ...

  • Is that dirt or do we all it “soil”?
  • Which information does “Mother Earth” send us?
  • What is it that blooms there and why?
  • How are we going to live in 20 years’ time?
  • Humans and the environment – does it work?
  • The Geography degree programme does not differ greatly from the school subject, but it does cover a much broader spectrum.

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Degree programmes


Geography, Master of Education

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it offers the opportunity of looking into current geographic and geoscience phenomena and processes on a technical and a didactic level, e.g. into globalisation, climate change, natural hazards, as well as demographic development, migration, disparities, resource conflicts.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Geomatics
  • Didactics of Geography

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • substantial know-how regarding geography and geoscience


  • teaching and working with young people

struggle through:

  • theories of the didactics of geography, in order to become a competent geography teacher
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • B.A. graduates
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in teaching positions at comprehensive schools (Gesamtschule) and grammar schools (Gymnasium)
  • in research, academia and further education
  • as postdoc researchers in Didactics of Geography

And else?

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done during the degree course.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Otto
Building, Room: NA 6/172
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-24848
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Geographie
Building, Room: NA 01/175
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-24526


Degree: Master of Education
Start: Winter semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

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