Elective modules MSc in Geography

Besides compulsory modules and core elective modules, elective modules in the extent of 24 ECTS credits have to be completed. Basically all modules of the course book of the University and the ETH Zurich are eligible.

The following elective modules are offered at the Department of Geography:

Module ID Title Language ECTS Term
GEO 401 Integratives Projekt German 6 Fall/Spring
GEO 717 Google Earth Engine English 1 Fall (block course)
GEO 802 Data Information Literacy English 1 Fall (block course)
GEO 803 Solving Geospatial Problems using Matlab English/German 2 Fall (block course)
GEO 805 Natural hazard and risk analysis in high-mountain areas English/German 3 Fall (block course)
GEO 812

Getting started with R for spatial analysis

English 1 Fall (block course)
GEO 813

Surveying course for Geographers

German 3 Spring
GEO 819

The biogeochemistry of plant- soil systems in a changing world

English 4 Spring
GEO 820

Stable isotopes in ecology and soil science

English 2 Spring
GEO 818 Dendro-Ecology English/German 6 Fall/Spring
GEO 886 Natural Resource Management of Mountain Areas English 3 Spring
GEO 893

Public Participation GIS

English 2 Spring
GEO 7xx Modules with integrated field trips English/German 1-3 Spring / Fall


For more details, see Guidelines Master in Geography and the University's course book.