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Geography: Resource Analysis and Resource Management (M.Sc.)

Research-oriented and practically-relevant: a geography degree programme based around the perception, evaluation, usage, conservation and distribution of resources in a globalised world. The Master's degree programme at Göttingen delves deeper into and expands academic knowledge of human and physical geography. Students will acquire competence in problem solving e.g. for local or global usage of resources, the use of (GIS-driven) resource evaluation and predictive models or for socio-cultural, economic and ecological processes of change.

Subject: Geography: Resource Analysis and Management
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Standard period of study: 4 semesters
Start of programme: Winter semester only
Admission: Restricted (application with the faculty)
International applicants: Restricted (application with the University)
Terms of admission: Bachelor or equivalent degree, selection interview, sufficient skills of German language (for details see application homepage)
Application deadline: July 1st
Application: Application homepage
Language of programme: German

Course description
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 socio-cultural, economic and environmental change. Solution possibilities for questions regarding these topics are reflected from physical and human geography perspectives. Questions of catchment area and land management, the application of evaluation and prognosis models, resource conflicts, GIS-driven resource utilisation planning and geographic development research will also be treated.

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).

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.

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 “Geography: Resource Analysis and Management" serves as a qualification to take up management positions in the areas of resource conservation, environmental evaluation, resource management, development cooperation, 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.