The Masters program “Geographies of Global Change: Resources, Markets and Development” is delivered in small group teaching through leading scholars from the human geography groups in the department. Each student will choose a senior member of staff as mentor who will advise and guide her/him throughout the course.
The Masters program is made up of 90 ECTS credits. Thus, the full-time program lasts 1.5 years. The teaching language is English.
The program’s core curriculum consists of two intensive compulsory courses, “Geographies of Global Change: Resources, Markets and Development” and “Designing and Communicating Research”. This set of courses prepares you for the master thesis. In an individual course program tailored to your interests and needs, you can choose among a selection of core course offerings.
Compulsory (incl. 30 MSc thesis)
Core elective modules
Specific courses according to individual program (30 ECTS) such as:
|GEO 421||Development Studies||English||6||Fall|
|GEO 422||Qualitative Methodologies and Methods in Human Geography||English||6||Spring|
|GEO 423||Political Geography||English||6||
|GEO 424||Environment in History||English||6||Spring|
|GEO 425||Political Ecology||English||6||Fall|
|GEO 432||Gender, Work and Space||English||6||Fall|
|GEO 433||Global Economic Geographies of Agriculture and Food Systems||English||6||Spring|
Two of the following courses can be combined and counted as a consolidation module in Human Geography:
|GEO 722||Human Geography Field Course 1||German / English||3||tba|
|GEO 723||Human Geography Field Course 2||German / English||3||Fall|
|GEO 724||Human Geography Field Course 3||German / English||3||
|GEO 837||Regional Environmental Governance||German / English||3||Fall|
|GEO 838||Self-organised Seminar||German / English||3||Spring|
Additional courses from other Master’s programs at the University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, or other Swiss universities, according to your preferences.