Staff members of the unit are interested in supervising MSc topics concerned with the relationship between politics and space. This includes, but is not limited to, topics on conflict, borders, religion, resources, democracy, and international development. We also offer opportunities for field work in Switzerland and in the global South, in collaboration with different partners. Theses may be written in German or English, depending on the supervisor.
Students interested in undertaking an MSc course within the political geography unit may choose one of the two following approaches:
• We strongly advise students to make up their own topics. Students are encouraged to consult the political geography unit staff webpages and get in touch with the member of the unit whose research interests seem to best fit their topic.
• Unit members also propose a variety of topics, which are found below. Students can read the PDF handout for these topics and get in touch with the corresponding contact person. The scope of these topics is also open to discussion with students.
Please also read the most recent version of our guidelines for master students (PDF, 75 KB) (PDF, 77 KB). For general questions about the MSc thesis, please contact the political geography MSc tutor, Shona Loong (email@example.com).