Geography (B.Sc.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Bachelor of Science (Single-subject Bachelor)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


Winter semester
Applicants with foreign certificates:Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung):
all University courses possible. To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1


Globalisation, Media and Culture (Human Geography) (M.A.)

Climate and Environmental Change (Physical Geography) (M.Sc.)


Institute of Geography


Faculty 09: Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Geosciences


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Geography is a modern science at the interface of natural and social sciences, which examines the earth's ecosystem and society's utilization of space. The research fields of geography extend from a regional to a global level. This research analyzes the processes and the spatial arrangements of natural structures (physical geography) on the one hand, and on the other hand the spatial structures created by man (human geography) as a basis of the organization of life. Research methods both of social and natural sciences are applied.

Classical areas of geography are climate geography, geomorphology, settlement geography, economic geography, and demographic geography. Through specialization and innovation, further research areas have developed: Geoecology, social geography, geography of tourism, etc.

The findings of geography as an applied science are today especially needed when changes in our living space are to be planned and molded. Geographers advise authorities and business organizations with regard to making decisions about locations, conflicts regarding use of space, as well as the planning of landscapes, settlements, and traffic.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).