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Die Frist für die Registrierung zum Aufnahmeverfahren des Bachelor-Lehramtsstudiums beginnt am 1. März 2018 um 9 Uhr und endet am 15. Mai 2018 um 24 Uhr. Diese Frist ist zwingend einzuhalten. Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter www.zulassunglehramt.at

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Max-Peter Menzel

Wir begrüßen herzlich Max-Peter Menzel, der unser Team im Bereich Humangeographie mit Schwerpunkt Wirtschaftsgeographie ab dem 19. Februar verstärkt.

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Msc. Geography and Regional Science: Geographical System Science


In brief

  • Formal admission requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in Geography or in a related discipline
    • Equivalent Degree in Geography or in a related discipline awarded by an accredited Austrian or foreign university (or another institution of higher education)
  • Duration: 4 semsters
  • ECTS-credit points: 120
  • Teaching language: German combined with courses in English
  • Academic degree: Master`s degree in Geography (Msc.)
  • Foci:
    • Complex, nonlinear and self-organising geographic systems
    • Human-environment relations
    • Global Change
    • Opportunities and limitations of globalisation and regionalisation
  • Elective courses allow individual specialisation (modelling of complex geographic systems, sustainability studies, environmental change, gender studies)
  • Studying abroad is encouraged by the department and is accounted for in the curriculum
  • Curriculum (in German)
  • Information folder (in German)

Back to Overview Education and TeachingFAQs Master Programme Citation Guidlines

The master programme Geographic System Science will be of interest to you if...

... ecology is more than a buzzword for you

… you are interested in the interconnectedness of society and the natural environment

… you consider system thinking as a key concept to understand and to cope with the complexity of global change

... you want to know what the slogan “think globally, act locally” could mean in practice

… you want to further your knowledge of Geography and System Science

What will you learn in the programme?

The interdisciplinary master’s programme Geography and Regional Science: Geographical System Science deals with and reflects on how society perceives and shapes human-environment relations. The programme focuses on complex and/or self-organising phenomena that can, therefore, be addressed by modern system-theoretical approaches. Examples range from global environmental change, to economic, political and social globalisation und regionalisation dynamics. The main question is whether and how these systems can be managed and regulated and to what degree uncertainty must be tolerated.

In the course of the programme you will be involved in the department’s research activities and you will be supported in your own research projects. Thereby, you will gain a working knowledge of project planning and management and will attain the skills for working in an independent and self-organised manner. In conjunction with a deeper understanding of complex systems, these skills count as a central competency of academic formation.

What makes studying geography in Klagenfurt special?

  • Excellent staff-student ratio
  • Integrative analysis of geographic topics in teaching and research
  • Collaborative development of adaptive and reflective strategies for coping with environmental and social challenges
  • Profiting from the excellent network of the department to relevant regional and supra-regional administrative institutions and companies
  • Participation in the department’s research activities

Career opportunities:

Knowledge in system theory and non-linearity is essential for many professional fields. Graduates of the master’s programme can find jobs in many different professions, including:

  • Free-lance environmental planning or business consulting
  • Science and research
  • Public administration
  • Engineering and consulting offices
  • Waste management and waste industry
  • Environmental protection
  • International governmental and non-governmental organisations

Who can you contact if you would like to find out more about the Master`s Programme?

Please see our collection of FAQs. If you have additional questions please contact::

Prof. Dr. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , director of studies, Tel. +43 (0)463 2700 3217


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