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Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security

Subjects: Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security,Geography,Environmental Risks,Human Security

M.Sc. | Master of Science

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
323 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

The English-language Master's program in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security is a collaborative effort between the Institute of Geography at the University of Bonn and the Institute for Environment and Human Security at the United Nations University. This program delves into the intricate connections between environmental risks and human security, exploring how these factors influence the interactions between people and their surroundings, focusing on vulnerability, resilience, and adaptation. This interdisciplinary and research-driven degree blends theory with practical application in an international setting. Students gain a thorough understanding of key theoretical and methodological debates, critically examined from the perspectives of human geography and Earth System Sciences. Building on this foundation, the program introduces students to various policy-related fields, such as sustainability goals, climate change adaptation, disaster prevention and management, and humanitarian aid. These topics are critically discussed through real-world examples. Research seminars encourage independent scientific inquiry into these subjects, while practical courses and a mandatory internship provide hands-on experience with specific working methods and institutions at the intersection of science and practice. This approach ensures that students are well-prepared to navigate and contribute to the complex field of environmental risks and human security.

Program Information

Study Location Bonn
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 323 EUR
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

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English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)

Qualification Requirements

University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline English language proficiency (CEFR level B2) Minimum grade of 2.5 or local equivalent Specific modules (100 ECTS credits total): Human Geography and Social Sciences with focus on the interrelated issues of space and place - society - development | Scientific Methodology and Empirical Research | Physical Geography and Environmental Studies with focus on earth systems science.

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