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Bachelor programme Geography

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The bachelor’s programme on one hand imparts a broad basic knowledge in environmental and ecological geography as well as in human and economic geography. This is complemented by a specialisation in specific subjects as well as the learning of communication technologies. Moreover, students will acquire very good methodical application skills.

Higher education institution:
Universität Klagenfurt
Group of fields of study:
Natural Sciences
Degree programme:
Bachelor programme
Academic degree:
Bachelor of Science, BSc
6 Semester / 180 ECTS*

Contact & Information materials:

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Partly English
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2016/17, Stk. 20 (Nr. 129.1)

Definition of the field of studies

Geography on one hand covers topics related to natural sciences but also economic and social problems of society.


The introductory phase provides an overview of geography and puts it in relation with studies and future jobs. Moreover, students will gain practical experience in working in the open country and they will also get familiar with IT tools that are useful for the discipline. This will be followed by the imparting of basic skills in cartography, statistics, remote sensing and geographical information systems. Other compulsory modules cover surveys and media didactics, basics and advanced courses in geography and finally applied geography. In the restricted electives students can choose three modules from the areas of subject-specific or professionally relevant extension curricula. Students have to study the free electives during their studies; they can also replace them by a work placement of at least 300 hours. The degree programme concludes with one theoretical and one application-oriented bachelor’s thesis.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations