M.Sc. On Campus

Geography - Global Change and Sustainability

24 months
1454 EUR/year
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The aim of the English-language master's programme Geography - Global Change and Sustainability  at the University of Vienna is to train graduates who are able to identify challenges, changes and complex problems in geography from a natural and social science perspective in the context of global change and the sustainability debate analyse and develop interdisciplinary proposed solutions. 


The master's Geography - Global Change and Sustainability programme at the University of Vienna  deals with a national and international perspective on current theory-based geographical research on the causes and consequences of global change, social and environmental challenges in the context of sustainability and relevant application practices. A balance is pursued between thematic specialisation and embedding in the larger, holistic context of "Global Change and Sustainability".

Graduates acquire comprehensive skills from relevant areas (specialisations: Migration and Population Dynamics, Socio-Economic Transformations, Earth Surface Dynamics and Management, Geoecology). Scientific work as well as methodological and technical skills are conveyed through the combination of cross-specialization work and analysis techniques. These reflect the geography with its scale-dependent, spatio-temporal explicit approaches to the dynamics of global change and sustainability.

After Graduation

  • The complexity of the spatiotemporal consideration of global change, sustainability and transformation in geography is also reflected in the range of professional activities of the graduates, from research and development as well as administration and public service (both international, national as well as regional and local ) ranges from international development work, protected area management and NGOs with sustainability agendas to engineering and planning offices, private-sector site assessments and process modeling. Accordingly, in the courses within the framework of the specialization modules, there is an additional, individually configurable focus on applied and research-led approaches.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Compulsory module group Global Change and Sustainability
  • Preparation Module
  • Compulsory module group Specialisations 
  • Open Mind Modules
  • Mobility Module

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Deadlines for EU/EEA students:

  • Winter - 30 November
  • Summer - 30 April 


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • List of degree programmes
  • Admission with a degree from the University of Vienna
  • Admission with a degree from another university
  • Degree programmes with an entrance exam procedure
  • Visiting Master

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1454 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 727 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • As an EU/EEA/CH citizen you only have to pay the Students' Union fee (20.20 Euro). 
  • Non-EU/EEA students pay the fee plus the Students' Union fee of 20.20 Euro

Living costs for Vienna

861 - 1331 EUR /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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