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Master of Science in Geography

 

GENERAL INFORMATION  
Organiser University of Lausanne - Faculty of Geosciences and Environment
School of Geosciences and Environment
www.unil.ch/gse
www.unil.ch/mastergeographie
Degree awarded Master of Science (MSc) in Geography, subject area «Urban Studies», «Geomorphology and Management of Mountain Regions», or «Development Studies»
ECTS credits 120
Duration 4 semesters
Final enrolment date 30 April. This programmes starts at the autumn semester only.
Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.
Teaching language French, some courses in English. Recommended level: C1.
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CONTENT  
General presentation

The programme offers:

  • an interdisciplinary programme at the interface of Geosciences and Environmental Sciences;
  • a general reflection on the organisation of territories, of technical networks and of spatial, natural and human systems on different spatial scales;
  • an in-depth reflection on the transformations of urban spaces in a perspective of sustainable development: eco-urban planning, city policies, urban planning;
  • an in-depth study of the natural dynamics of the Alpine environment and its evolution linked to climatic changes, socio-economic changes and territorial development;
  • a critical analysis of the diversity and complexity of the socio-economic and environmental transformations of southern countries;
  • an emphasis in teaching on the use of quantitative methods (Spatial Analysis, Geomatics, Geovisualisation).
Timetables and course descriptions Link to Unidoc

 

Subject to changes.
The French version prevails.
Last update: 3 April 2014

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