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Master programme Geography and Regional Development Research: Geographical Systems Sciences

Content and focus of the degree programme:

Regional research is a relatively young metadisciplinary field and an expansion of geography issues. Sociological, economic, legal and planning sciences approaches are integrated in particular. Special emphasis is put on application-orientation, which is closely connected to regional planning. A special focus in the programme is on the influence from computer sciences and economics. In Klagenfurt special emphasis is put on an intensive collaboration with the region; supra-regional and international topics, however, are not neglected either in the master’s programme.

Higher education institution:
Universität Klagenfurt
Group of fields of study:
Natural Sciences
Degree programme:
Geography and Regional Development Research: Geographical Systems Sciences
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Science, MSc
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

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Languages of instruction:
Partly English
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2012/13, Stk. 20 (Nr. 159.4)

Definition of the field of studies

The Geography and Regional Development Research programme imparts knowledge about regional planning in an economic and social sense.


The master’s programme includes the compulsory subjects of the modules “working techniques and skills”, “regional research” and “master’s thesis”. Furthermore there are elective subjects to be chosen from a list, in which one module from the group of “subject-specific advanced studies” and the group of “occupation-related advanced studies” should be studied. The first group includes modules in geo-simulation, applied environmental and eco-geography as well as applied human and economic geography. The second one includes foreign languages, public management, business administration, computer sciences, and others. Moreover, elective subjects which can be chosen freely shall be studied. Another component of the master’s programme is a four-month work placement, which must be done during one semester, and a report about the work placement. To complete the master’s programme a master’s thesis must be written and an oral examination before a committee must be taken. The topics of this must be from the modules “Working techniques and skills”, “Regional research” or from the “subject-specific advanced studies”.

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