Human Species – Climate – Paleoenvironment (MSc)
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Duration of studies
4 Semester - 120 Credit Points (CP)
By AQUAS in the winter semester 2015/16
A Bachelor’s degree in Geography from a German university is considered to meet the admission requirements. As part of the application and admission process following a review of the individual case, the Examination Board may recognise other qualifications (including those obtained outside Germany) as equivalent (e.g. degrees in Geology, Geoecology, Climatology, Sociology, Politology); it may also make admission to the Master’s degree programme dependent on the fulfilment of certain additional requirements.
Aim and content of the degree programmeThe aims of the Master’s study programme in Human Species – Climate – Paleoenvironment are as follows
- To equip holders of a Bachelor’s degree for a career in a wide range of future-fit labour markets in the field of geography and related subjects (private business, administration, research), with particular emphasis on an international outlook;
- To provide further qualifications for future scholars by imparting the special skills required by geographical research methods.
Degree programme structure
The Master of Science in Human Species – Climate – Paleoenvironment consists of a total of 16 modules, 13 of which are on specialised issues in the fields of Human Species – Climate – Paleoenvironment. The definition, accumulation and award of credit points (CP) are based on the ECTS system.
Application and admission
- This course of study is not limited internally by the JLU.
- The general application deadlines of JLU Giessen end by 15 July for the winter semester and 15 January for the summer semester.
- Please note that the application period for the Master's course can be extended. This information will be published here (in German).
Commencement of studies
In the winter semester. Permission to begin studies in the summer semester may be given after consideration by the Chair of the Examination Board.
Structure of the degree programme
Study schedule, MSc in Human Species – Climate – Paleoenvironment (for first-semester students starting in the winter term 2017/18)
At least 12 CP must be acquired abroad.
Career opportunities / labour market
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.
In the private sector or as self-employed persons, geographers work in fields such as:
Dipl.-Geogr. André Staarmann
Institut für Geographie
Senckenbergstr. 1, Raum 111
Tel.: 0641-99 36202
Further studies at JLU Giessen
Following the Master’s degree programme, it is possible to prepare for a doctoral degree.