University of Innsbruck


Building on a relevant Bachelor’s degree* the students of this Master’s Degree Programme further develop integrated and network thinking skills at the intersections of society and environment. Students may choose a focus from four main topics: urban and regional development, development studies, natural hazard research and mountain research. Students also learn a variety of methodologies from the fields of social sciences, geoinformatics, remote sensing as well as terrain and laboratory methodologies.

Please note: the language of instruction for this programme is German.


Master of Science (MSc)

4 semesters/120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study


Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent, language certificates

Information on the curriculum

The right degree for me?



  • deepen knowledge in the fields of sciences and social sciences
  • study natural hazards
  • study mountain research topics
  • study topics related to the Global South
  • learn methodologies used in various disciplines related to the subject
  • specialise in regional development, development studies, natural hazard research or mountain research
Similar studies

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Post graduation

Post graduation

My career

My career

My career opportunities

  • engage in an academic career
  • employment in planning and consulting offices
  • employment in journalism, e.g. newspaper, magazine, television
  • work in the tourism field (planning and data research)
  • positions in the field of cartography or Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • jobs in land-use planning: regional planning, urban planning, land use planning, location planning
  • work in public service departments

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