M.Sc. in Physical Geography


Humboldt University of Berlin

Berlin, Germany

About Course

Key information
: 2 Year
Study Type
: Full Time
Exam Accepted
: IELTS Accepted
Exam Intake
: Oct
Conditional Scholarship
: NA
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  • M.Sc. in Physical Geography

  • The  course in Geography is an integrated, balanced study of the foundations of Physical Geography and Human Geography, followed by specialisation in one of the two sub-disciplines. The course teaches theory along with a broad spectrum of processes and empirical working methods in lectures and accompanying seminars. The subject-based studies are intended to equip students with the following competencies:

  • appreciation of current attitudes to the understanding of Geography and its role today’s society; essential issues in the history of Geography; fundamental geographical subject matter and processes; current hot topics in research in the sub-disciplines of Physical Geography, Human Geography and the overlapping areas of the two; fundamentals of the spatial fields of application of Geography; the interdisciplinary relationships of Geography; the development, interconnection and problems of geographical spaces of different scales; and fundamental subject-specific methods and working techniques.
  • The ability to: acquire, process, analyse, evaluate and present information and data; produce structured, media-based argumentation and presentation based on sound specialist terminology; reflect on social and personal values and their relationship to one another; think in alternatives and consider different points of view; to arrive at your own opinion; communicate and cooperate.
  • Why study Geography at HU?

    Geography is the ideal subject if you don’t want to study a pure humanities subject or a pure science subject. It also appeals to people who are interested in understanding, analysing and finding solutions for complex relationships between people and their environment. Geographers spend their time concentrating on the components of nature - soils, climate, the water cycle, flora and fauna. At the same time they are also interested in population development in Germany and across the world, economic networks in different spatial contexts, mega cities with more than 10 million inhabitants and human consumption behaviour. Global questions like: ‘Will we be able to feed 9 billion people soon?’ or "How can we use natural resources more sparingly, both as individuals and at the global level? How can we switch to alternative energy sources in an age of climate change?’, ‘Where will cities grow in the future? Which ones will shrink?’ are questions that interest geographers around the world.

    Because of the diversity of the subject of Geography and its interdisciplinary nature, your state-of-the-art education at HU will include student projects in teams, internships, special courses on technical methods in geomatics and computer modelling and field trips.

    Content of studies

    The best place to find information about course content is the annotated university calendar. It is online at The Course Advisory Service is also available to help you (see below). You’ll find module descriptions, the course curriculum and other details in the course and examination regulations, available online at, Nr. 69/2014.

Entry Requirement

  • Applicant must have a bachelor degree.

Application Process

  • The Humboldt University of Berlin is a public university based in Berlin, Germany. The university has a student enrolment of 32,553, in which, the total international student enrolment measured up to 5,223.

    The university provides nine faculties to the students, including the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Theology. It offers bachelor's and master's degrees in 189 programs.

  • The university takes applications for two-semester periods, namely the Winter Semester and Summer Semester.
  • International students have to upload their applications online on uni-assist.
  • All the undergraduate programs are taught in the German language.

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