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Economic Geography and Spatial Development Policy

Taught in German

Overview

Overview

Overview

The Master's course "Economic Geography and Spatial Development Policy " is a consecutive study programme, which is based on relevant historical and cultural Bachelor’s degrees. Further information about the admission can be found under "Application"

Economic geography and spatial development policy combines economic geography (in particular knowledge-based regional development and innovation research) with the central policy areas for regional development and with the teaching of vocational skills.

On the one hand the programme is designed for Bachelor graduates from economic geography who wish to deepen their theoretical knowledge on the topic of regional economic development and prepare themselves for the associated professional fields. On the other hand, the programme is intended for graduates in spatial planning who wish to deepen their basic knowledge of the causes of spatial development and also improve their ability to connect with other spatial policy areas outside spatial planning (e.g. economic development, transport policy).

During your studies you will acquire theoretical knowledge in the following subject areas:

  • Regional disparities,
  • Innovation research,
  • Cluster research,
  • Policy field research and
  • Planning theory.

Current issues from economic geography and policy areas such as spatial planning, regional economic development, transport policy and education policy are covered in basic courses as well as in three study projects. You will acquire methodological skills through in-depth studies in the areas of evaluation research and network analysis as well as regional marketing/regional management.

On the one hand, the programme has a consistent international orientation (including semesters abroad) and, on the other hand, is firmly anchored in practice through the involvement of institutions and lecturers.

A successful study of economic geography and spatial development policy prepares you for an entry into international labour markets of geography and creates the prerequisites for a possible further scientific qualification within the scope of a doctoral study programme.

Further information can be found on the website of the Department of Geography

Duration of studies 4 Semester 120 Credit Points (CP)

Duration of Studies

4 Semesters - 120 Credit Points (CP)

Accreditation

since 17 August 2015

Composition of the Study Programme

Duration of studies 4 Semester 120 Credit Points (CP)

Duration of Studies

4 Semesters - 120 Credit Points (CP)

Composition of the Study Programme

Composition of the Study Programme

The Master's programme consists of a total of 18 modules, 15 of which are devoted to economic geography and spatial development policy. The definition, crediting and allocation of credit points (CP) is based on the ECTS system.

 

Modules

1. SemesterCP2. SemesterCP
Introduction-Module Economic Geography 6 Project 1: Economic Geography 6
Introduction-Module Spatial Development Policy 6 Project 2: Spatial Development Policy/Planning 6
Methods of Innovation- and Evaluation-Research and Regional-Management 3 Project 3: Interdisciplinary Project Geomarketing 6
Supplement Module Methods of Geography 6 General Skills: Theory and Methodology of Science 3
General Skills: Positioning in the Job Market and Moderation Skills 3 Reference Module 6
Reference Module 6
3. SemesterCP4. SemesterCP
General Skills: Stay Abroad Preparatory Course 3 Thesis 30
Independent Studies 9
Master Dissertation: Preparatory Seminar 3
General Skills: elective module 3
Internship 9
Reference Module 6

 

 

Ben Kahl/JLU

 

At least 12 CP must be acquired abroad.

In addition, a total of 18 CP in subsidiary subjects must be acquired in the course of the semesters (reference module). Weitere Information on the reference module can be found here Anlage 4 der Speziellen Ordnung (in German)

 

 

Further Information

A description of the core- and specialisation modules can be found in the special regulations with module descriptions and module plans (in German)

More on this... ("Spezielle Ordnung")

 

Courses offered in the course catalogue

Application

Application: Entrance requirements

Start of studies

For the winter semester; admission for the summer semester is possible after consultation with the chairperson of the Examination Board.

 

Entrance requirements

A Bachelor’s degree in Geography from a German university is considered to meet the admission requirements.

The  Examination Board can recognise further (also foreign) courses of study as equivalent after examination on a case-by-case basis, e.g. with a focus on spatial planning, political science and economics, and, if necessary, bind admission to the Master's programme to conditions

Application not limited

Application for admission and registration

  • The intake capacity of this degree programme is not limited internally by the university.
  • Applications must be received by the JLU Student Secretariat by 15th January for the summer semester and 15th July for the winter semester. More on this...
  • Special regulations apply to foreign applicants or those who gained their university-entrance qualifications abroad. Read more...

Career Options

Career options

Career options

The main sources of employment are, on the one hand, the various levels of the civil service and, on the other hand, a broad range of different private business companies (see overview). In addition, numerous geographers work independently in one of the areas listed below. 

Typical professional fields and areas of work in the civil service

In the private sector or as self-employed persons, geographers work in fields such as:
Land use planning Atlas / educational publishing
District planning Vocational training
Federal state planning Consulting
Regional planning Waste management business
Urban planning Retail trade / location planning
Traffic planning Large companies (all sectors)
Logistics Specialist publishing

Real estate management

Nature conservation
Tourism
Environmental research / environmental protection Remote sensing
Environmental impact assessment Independent planning offices
Spatial planning Environmental impact assessment
Business promotion Chambers of industry and commerce / trade and professional associations
Development research Dictionary / encyclopaedia publishing
Location research Market research
Development planning Marketing / logistics
Tourism Oil business
Databanks, etc. PR work
Libraries and archives Planning and consulting enterprises
Adult education Press
Supply and waste management Databanks
Landscape planning
PR Work

Detailed information about professional fields as well as graduate career opportunities can be obtained, for example, from the German Association for Applied Geography (DVAG)

 

Doctoral Studies at JLU

Doctorate possible with a Master's degree

 

International

International: incomings

Information about studying at Justus Liebig University Giessen (incomings)

Departmental contact persons:

Faculty 07

 

 

International Office
General counseling of international students
Dr. Saltanat Rakhimzhanova, Patrycja Zakrzewska

Goethestr. 58, Room 38
35390 Giessen

Contact and office hours

Further Information

Further Information: Documents

PDF documents for the courses of study

Examination- and study regulations

 

Courses offered in the course catalogue

International pages

Please have a look at our International Pages for more information in English.

Any Questions

Frage?

Any Questions?

Information- and advisory services of JLU can be found under the category “contact” on this page!

Contact

Subject Advisor

Subject advisor

Dipl.-Geogr. Michael Hollenhorst
Department of Geography
Schlossgasse 7, room 310
35390 Giessen
Tel.: 0641- 99 36246


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Central Student Services

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