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Geography - Geographic Information Science

24 months
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About

This Geography - Geographic Information Science major program from University of Zurich offers an in-depth subject-specific focus and guides students towards applied research. Students learn to apply theories, methods and approaches from certain fields in Geography to problems in research and practice, and to critically classify and reflect on these

Overview

Students will gain  various knowledge and abilities:

  • Students are able to defend a position on a scientific basis and to critically reflect on and defend their own research results within a scientific discussion. 
  • Geographers aim to understand reciprocal influences and dependencies in their field, they document change, formulate scenarios and develop sustainable plans of action for the future. 
  • This includes examining both physical processes and the interplay between humans and the environment. 
  • Physical geography explores morphological processes on the earth’s surface, investigates the properties of water, snow and ice in the hydrological cycle, and studies soil and vegetation in climate change.
  • Human geography and economic geography analyze how human beings, groups and institutions shape their habitats and how they act within them. 
  • A distinctive characteristic of the institute is the strong emphasis on modeling and quantitative methods. 
  • Advanced geographic information systems and remote sensing technologies are instrumental in modeling the processes being investigated as well as in illustrating and understanding spatial phenomena. 
  • The study program for the Master of Science (MSc) in Geography - Geographic Information Science at University of Zurich provides an in-depth education in this field. 
  • The course focuses on the methods of geoinformatics and spatial analysis. It examines practices in social and human sciences, cartography, the environment, and physical geography.
  • Geography graduates have promising employment opportunities thanks to their comprehensive education. 
  • Opportunities for graduates include positions in planning, architectural or engineering firms, industrial companies and in the private service industry as well as in non-profit organizations, in public administration and in the educational system.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cryosphere
  • Environmental archives and age determination
  • Atmosphere and Climate
  • Soil Science 
  • Qualitative Methodologies and Methods in Human Geography
  • Environment in History

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

90 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor’s diploma or a degree that is at least equivalent from a state-accredited university.
  • Credits for any transferred coursework must also have been acquired at a state-accredited university.
  • The degree program must last at least three years (of regular full-time study: 180 ECTS credits or equivalent workload).
  • The diploma must be state-accredited (no equivalency certificates or university-internal confirmations of the successful completion of interim sections).
  • The diploma must grant entitlement to undertake a consecutive Master’s program at a state-accredited university in the relevant country.
  • You must fulfill the requirements of the Master’s study program in question; in other words, you must have the knowledge and skills required for the Master’s study program. 
  • These requirements are set on the basis of the quality, content and scope of, and the level of skills imparted in, one or more Bachelor’s degree programs at the University of Zurich.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1474 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 737 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    1474 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 737 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Living costs for Zürich

1920 - 2572 CHF /month
Living costs

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Funding

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