This programme conducted in German is intended for students who possess a sound knowledge of the basics of Geography and/or Environmental Resources/Environmental Management. They will acquire the ability to analyse, evaluate and further develop matters and findings connected with the topics dealt with in this study programme.
The course contents include regional and global problems of resource utilisation, and global socio-cultural, economic and environmental change. Questions of catchment area and land management, the application of evaluation and prognosis models, resource conflicts, and GIS-driven resource utilisation planning will also be treated.
The programme is fully unitised. All courses and topical areas are condensed into self-contained modules which are harmonised regarding subject matters and timetables. A total of 120 credits must be earned.
Within the framework of this programme students can set an individual focus on one of these three areas:
a) Ecological resource analysis
b) GIS-driven resource evaluation
c) Resource management
Additionally, specific knowledge of several natural-scientific or sociological disciplines can be acquired in the context of a non-Geography optional module area that is individually configurable. The programme is rounded off by the inclusion of various key competence modules (such as Integrated Project Management).
In this programme you will acquire the competence to analyse problems and design solutions, methods competence, research competence, and professional competence.
The Master of Science degree in Resource Analysis and Management serves as a qualification to take up management positions in the areas of resource conservation, environmental evaluation, resource management, nature conservation and sustainable development, landscape planning, software development, management and political consultancy, or journalism and the media. Prospective employers are government organisations and NGOs, companies operating (inter)nationally, the insurance sector, research establishments, etc.
The Master of Science degree is also a prerequisite to enter into post-graduate education.