Global Change Geography

Humboldt University Berlin

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The Global Change Geography programme from Humboldt University Berlin aims at providing a broad understanding of these processes from a physical geography perspective with a strong focus on quantitative analysis and modelling approaches.


Master students of the  Global Change Geography programme from Humboldt University Berlin will gain profound knowledge of current research questions, approaches and insights regarding the interactions between environment and society in the context of global change. The programme aims at providing knowledge on scientific methods and findings from physical geography, in particular biogeography, climatology, hydrology, remote sensing, sustainability sciences, and geoinformation science.

Key facts:

Students learn to integrate scientific theories, findings, and procedures for analysing and modelling human-environmental systems. In addition, the specialization of scientific key skills such as scientific writing and presenting, the analysis of primary literature as well as special language skills in English is a major qualification goal. The competencies for dealing with questions of global change and sustainable transformation are provided by applying a wide range of teaching and assessment modes such as classical classroom teaching, virtual lessons, research guided project work, intense research seminars and field work. The study programme qualifies students for a wide range of professional fields, such as employment in science, planning, consultancy, nature conservation, development cooperation, specialized media or international organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Quantitative Methods for Geographers
  • Climate and Earth System Dynamics
  • Global Land Use Dynamics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • have successfully completed 30 ECTS in physical geography, 5 ECTS in statistics, 10 ECTS in  geo-information science and a total of 70 ECTS in all mentioned above and other applied geosciences;
  • present a completed bachelor certificate or a statement from their home university

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

There are NO tuition fees at Humboldt University Berlin. Neither for German and EU students, nor for international students from other countries.


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Global Change Geography
Humboldt University Berlin


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