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Master programme Social and Human Ecology

Contents and focus of the degree programme:

The master’s programme in Social and Human Ecology imparts the interdisciplinary skills which are necessary for planning and implementing innovations aiming at social, economic and ecological improvements. Students will learn to assess and analyse the interactions between human societies and their natural environment as well as the functioning of social and natural systems. The degree programme links different disciplines of social sciences, humanities and natural sciences, focusing on the question of society-nature interaction. They range from sociology, material and energy flow analysis to knowledge management and social learning and offer the students a broad knowledge base for application in practice.

Higher education institution:
Universität Klagenfurt, abgehalten in Wien (IFF)
Group of fields of study:
Social and Economic Sciences
Degree programme:
Social and Human Ecology
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Science, MSc
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 19,20
tuition fee - ask at your institution Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2013/14, Stk. 19 (Nr. 130.6)

Additional information

Das Studium findet zur Gänze in Wien statt (IFF, Schottenfeldgasse 29, 1070 Wien)!

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme in Social and Human Ecology deals with the relationships between man and his environment and their interactions.


The master’s programme in Social and Human Ecology consists of the compulsory subjects of “Introduction to Social and Human Ecology”, “Advanced courses in Social and Human Ecology”, “Methods of Social and Human Ecology” and “research-supported courses”. Moreover, students have to study electives which have to be chosen from a list in the modules of “Complementary block”, “Areas of specialisation and complementary subjects” and “Interdisciplinary communication”. The electives which have to be chosen from a list offer the students the chance to acquire additional qualifications complementing their education. Students also have to study electives which they can choose freely, write a master’s thesis and pass a master’s examination.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations