The Institute of Physical Geography at Universität Frankfurt with its several working groups (active both nationally and internationally) covers a wide range of content and methods in the field of physical geography.
The research-based Master’s program in Physical Geography, which focuses on the relationship between man and the environment in the past, present, and future, benefits from this broad approach, and the complex networks and regional, national and global challenges that emerge shape the contents during the four semesters of the program.
The flexible structure of the program and individual tutoring allows students to develop their own profiles. The program focuses on learning and researching and therefore qualifies students for specific activities in both research and industry.
Students can specialize in each of the four semesters. Interactions between relief, soil, water, and vegetation are all part of the program as well as physical-geographical methods both in the laboratory and outdoors.
The program also includes methods of processing geo-information and remote sensing as well as procedures for shaping the environment that are particularly useful in bio-geographical and hydrological research and practice. These content-related and methodological approaches are strictly orientated towards current theoretical and applied projects in Europe and Africa.
General lectures are offered in all of the four semesters in order to increase student’s basic knowledge of physical geography and to prepare them for the professional world. Excursions and seminar days are central elements of the Master’s program; an (international) practical or research work placement will give students the possibility to acquire practical skills in Germany or abroad.
- Bachelor’s degree in Physical Geography or comparable degree; aptitude test, if applicable
- letter of motivation
- English language skills at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
- Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skills according to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance.
If the university entrance qualification for the consecutive Master’s program (namely the Bachelor’s degree) has not yet been completed, you can apply for the program with a transcript of records on the basis of at least 80% of the required CP for the bachelor's degree. This provisional certificate must be issued by an office, authorized to award grades or issue certificates. If a student is admitted, this will be on a provisional basis. Provisional admission is valid for 6 months.
Mode of admission
Admission is not restricted. Students will be directly admitted if the admission requirements are met in full.
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Τελευταία ενημέρωση February 4, 2018