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Master of Science in Geography

Organiser University of Lausanne - Faculty of Geosciences and Environment
School of Geosciences and Environment
Degree awarded Master of Science (MSc) in Geography subject area "Urban Studies, Sustainable Urban Development and Territorial Development",  "Geomorphology and Management of Mountain Regions", "Development studies", "Spatial Analysis and Complex Systems"
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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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 courses descriptions Link to Unidoc


Subject to changes.
The French version prevails.
Last update: 12 May 2015

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