M.Sc. On Campus


University of Fribourg

24 months
1584 EUR/year
1312 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Tuned to current environmental issues, this Geography programme at Universität Freiburg / Université de Fribourg enables students to understand and assess environmental systems and the relationship between nature and society.


After studying a core module dealing with conceptual and theoretical bases, students choose a specialisation: either physical geography, which covers topics such as the cryosphere, glaciology or alpine geomorphology; or human geography, which explores subjects such as political ecology and management of natural resources along with their political and social dimensions.

Students have a broad choice of seminars and conference cycles, as well as field work. The students also participate in research teams, notably in the context of their Master's thesis. The Unit of Geography is of human dimensions, which means that it is able to offer quality teaching and mentoring, with a genuinely professional qualification as the outcome.

The Unit of Geography, part of the Universität Freiburg / Université de Fribourg Department of Geosciences, offers a Master's degree that focuses on current environmental problems and encompasses physical and human geography. This study programme gives students the means of understanding and analysing the socio-environmental issues at stake, such as the consequences of climate change, urbanisation and the growing scarcity of natural resources.

About the course

The course is based on the complementarity between the approaches and methods used in the natural and social sciences. Throughout the programme, students are taught the theoretical and methodological approaches that are required to assess the environmental issues at stake and thus acquire a genuinely professional level of training. All the teaching is delivered in English.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Dynamics in Glaciology and Geomorphology
  • Nature, Society and Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


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

Master's degree programmes are built on the knowledge and abilities that were acquired when obtaining a Bachelor's degree.

Holders of a Bachelor's degree awarded from a Swiss university can be admitted to a Master's degree programme within the corresponding discipline without any additional requirements. 

Holders of a Bachelor's degree awarded from a Swiss university or holders of a Bachelor's degree awarded by a foreign university, provided that the Bachelor's degree is recognised and considered equivalent by the University of Fribourg, can be admitted to a Master's degree programme within another discipline with prerequisites.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1584 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 792 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1312 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 656 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • CHF 720 - national 
  • CHF 870 - international 

Living costs for Fribourg

1330 - 1960 CHF /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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