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Physical Geography



Professional university degree in geography with major focus of physical geography or geo-ecological geography.


The master programme is a research-oriented study programme. In this programme there is in-depth study of two major elements of earth system research. The environmental changes in the earth’s history in relation to endogenic and exogenic processes are examined, with the focus being on the more recent history of the earth (Cenozoic era) and the effect of climate fluctuations. Students will learn about the causes of climatic and environmental changes, the natural archives of these changes and geo-scientific methods of reconstruction. Another focus is on the georisks resulting from current processes in the earth’s interior, such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In particular, the aim is to enable students to make significant contributions to basic research and to evaluate and assess environmental risks and georisks. Students will learn in particular to analyse development processes and to recognise, present and evaluate causalities and contexts in geosystems and to communicate the results of scientific study and practice relating to questions and problems of the countryside in use, in particular to persons affected by topological developments and plans or having to take the relevant decisions.

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last update: 22.03.2018 

Academic Advisor

Dr.rer.nat. Fabian Kirsten (Master)
phone: +49 341 97-32957

Christel Eißner (Master)
phone: +49 341 97-38600


Faculty of Physics and Earth Sciences