The field of physical geography offers classes for bachelor and master students, and for those students who are trained as teachers. Students, who are interested in conducting their own research project, may continue with PhD studies after obtaining their MSc degree.
Our classes in physical geography focus on geomorphology and Quaternary research. Most of our classes include field work, field trips and/or laboratory excercises.
The following classes are offered in our BSc curriculum:
- Lecture: Introduction into Physical Geography – Geomorphology
- Basic project I: Basic principles of Geology and Geomorphology in Hesse and Southern Germany
- Basic Project II: Hompage „Physical Geography in Hesse“
- Advanced project: Sedimentary archives
- International project: Geomorphology und Quaternary research
- Additional project: Environment, Climate and Man in the Quaternary
- Field trips
- Consolidation Module
- BSc Thesis Seminar
The following BSc curriculum is recommended if you plan a focus on geomorphology and physical geography (start in the winter semester):
|Semester||Class in Physical Geography - Geomorphology|
|1||Lecture: Introduction into Physical Geography – Geomorphology|
|1 & 2||Methods of the Physical Geography|
|3||Basic project I: Basic principles of Geology and Geomorphology in Hesse and Southern Germany
Basic Project II: Hompage „Physical Geography in Hesse“
|4||Advanced project: Sedimentary archives|
|6||BSc Thesis Seminar and BSc Thesis|
A BSc thesis in the field of physical geography – geomorphology can only be offered to those students, who focused on courses and topics in physical geography – geomorphology during their BSc studies. If you are interested in a BSc thesis in physical geography, please contact us well in advance.
The MSc programme sets a strong focus on palaeoenvironmental studies, climate change, Quaternary research and human-environmental interactions. Special attention is paid to dating methods used in Quaternary research.
The following classes are offered in our MSc curriculum:
Seminar: Introduction Module Physical and Human Geography
Seminar: Orientation Module Man – Climate – PaleoEnvironments
Exercise course: Advanced Geostatistics
Project: Quaternary Environments and Geoarchaeology
Project: Practice Project Lab, Field and Models
Seminar: Independet Study
MSc Thesis Seminar
In case of an excellent MSc degree and strong interest and ability in working independently on a specific field of scientific research, we encourage MSc students to engage in a PhD project.