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Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security

University of Bonn

24 months
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About

The Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security programme of the University of Bonn with English as its language of instruction, is a joint degree program offered by the Department of Geography of the University of Bonn and the Institute for Environment and Human Security of United Nations University.

Overview

The Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security programme of the University of Bonn explores the complex interrelationships between environmental risks and human security as well as their impact on the interactions between humans and their environment (vulnerability, resilience, adaptation).

It is an interdisciplinary and research-oriented degree program that combines theory and its application in an international setting. At the beginning of the program, students are conveyed comprehensive knowledge of and critical reflections on the relevant theoretical and methodological debates from the perspectives of both human geography and earth system sciences.

On this basis, students receive an introduction to various politically relevant areas (sustainability goals, adaptation to climate change, disaster management and risk governance, humanitarian aid), which are critically discussed on the basis of examples. While research seminars promote students’ independent scientific work in these thematic areas, the more practice-oriented courses and the required internship give them the opportunity to familiarize themselves with concrete work methods and with institutions operating at the interface between scientific theory and practice.

Possible lines of work:

Work in the areas of international collaboration, climate change research, disaster management, humanitarian aid, spatial planning and sustainability policy at international organizations, German federal authorities and private companies, research/teaching at academic or non-academic research institutions. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories and Concepts of Risk
  • General Approaches to Risk & Human Security
  • Research Methods
  • Academic & Intercultural Skills
  • Advanced Debates on Risk & Human Security
  • Applied Topics on Risk & Human Security

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

A first higher education qualification (bachelor’s degree) in Geography or a related / comparable professionally certified study program

 Applicants must have accumulated at least 100 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) within courses related to the three following  areas:
  • Human Geography and Social Sciences with a focus on spatial patterns, society, development;
  • Science methodology and empirical research methods;
  • Physical Geography, Geosciences and Environmental Sciences with a focus on Earth System Science.

A strong motivation to contribute to the area of human security and management of risks related to environmental change is required to be admitted to this master’s program. Applicants are expected to be highly motivated to learn in a multicultural and interdisciplinary environment.

Applicants with another native language than English must provide proof of sufficient English language proficiency.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

While public universities in Germany do not charge tuition, students must pay a social fee of 300 EUR per semester.

Living costs for Bonn

865 - 1281 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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