Geography BSc

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: July 31
Processing time: 30 days
Full-time, Part-time
Intakes: October
International tuition: €343.6
Domestic tuition: €343.6

Program overview

Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Geography possess fundamental knowledge of the terms, theories and concepts relevant to Physical Geography and/or Human Geography, as well as Geoinformatics. Students also acquire initial practical experience in various methods of data collection and interpretation. These include site observation, cartography, aerial and satellite imaging, laboratory methods, statistical analyses, working with geographical information systems (GIS), archive research, interview and survey techniques, literary evaluations, as well as text and media analyses. Graduates are able to apply these working methods to solve simple, scientific questions. On graduating from the Bachelor’s degree programme in Geography with a weighting of 100%, graduates possess advanced knowledge of geographical sub-disciplines. 

In addition to this, graduates will have gained a number of cross-disciplinary key skills. These skills include, but are not limited to, problem-solving skills, general presentation skills, academic writing skills, as well as organisation skills and the ability to work effectively in a team. 

Where students study Geography (100%) without the Teaching Degree option, they will gain initial practical experience in a potential field of employment by completing a work placement outside of the university and alongside their studies. Graduates posses the fundamental knowledge and skills required to continue onto the Master’s degree programme in Geography.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



    - The certificate of the General University Entrance qualification (HZB), a relevant subject-related HZB or a foreign HZB, which has been recognized as equivalent by the competent state authority.

    - Evidence of any subject-specific vocational training and employment, practical activities or extracurricular achievements and qualifications, including acquired English skills, unless English has been taken as a foreign language in the last four semesters of upper secondary school.

    - Presentation of the previous career and a written report (to the extent of max. 1 DIN A4 page), which justifies the choice of the desired course of study and the desired profession attached.

    The university may require that the documents underlying the admission decision be presented in the original when enrolling.

    Career opportunities

    Jobs directly related to your degree include:
    - Cartographer 
    - Climate Change Analyst
    - Climatologist 
    - Emergency Management Specialist 
    - Geomorphologist 
    - Geospatial analyst
    - GIS specialist 
    - Hydrologist 
    - Location analyst 
    - Meteorologist 
    - Pollution Analyst 
    - Remote Sensing Analyst 
    - Soil Conservationist 
    - Surveyor 
    - Town planner
    - Water conservation officer

    Campus location

    Heidelberg , Germany

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