The Master´s program builds on the strengths of the Department of Human Geography in Frankfurt and offers two profiles: "Urban Studies" and "Economic Geography". The program commences every year in the winter term (October) and takes two years to complete. In addition to human geography, admission is open for candidates with a wide range of social science backgrounds such as political science, sociology, economics and management or anthropology.
At the start of the program, students take basic modules in human geography and globalization studies. Subsequently, they choose advanced modules on "Culture and Society", "Economy and Region" and "Politics and Governance" in one of the two profiles. Students gain additional experience in their profile in courses on research design, field trips and the Master´s thesis. Two international lecture series on economic geography and urban studies with world-renowned academics accompany the program. This offers students the unique opportunity to engage in discussions at the cutting edge of the discipline. With its array of courses on professional practice, the program links a strong research orientation with relevant applied problems.
The degree offers students the opportunity to study geography or a related discipline at a university abroad in the third term of the program. Students can choose between European partner universities via the Erasmus Program and selected universities with partnership agreements from outside Europe in Moscow, Toronto and New York (to be confirmed). Alternatively, students are free to suggest a university of their own choice. Those wishing to stay in Frankfurt will have the opportunity to acquire credits in a minor (political science, sociology, economics, ethnology and anthropology).
The current enrolment fee is 306 per semester and includes public transportation.
No work experience is required.
The Masters program is currently in the process of receiving accreditation.
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