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Course Duration / ECTS6 semesters / 180 ECTS
University degreeBachelor of Science (BSc)
FacultyFaculty of Natural Science
DepartmentGeography and Geology
ModeFull time
Study IDD 033 655
Admission RequirementsMatura or school leaving certificate (e.g., Abitur (GER), GCE
levels (UK), Diplome du Baccalaureat de l’Enseignement du
Second Degre (F), Titulo de Bachiller (E), Attestat (RSF)),
which is comparable in length and quality to the Austrian Matura.
Language of instruction German  Proof of language proficiency

What will I learn?

Globalization, climate change, gentrification, extreme weather conditions … All of these phenomena are everyday, yet complex processes related to space. Geography students learn how to look at these processes from an analytic perspective, how to classify them according to theory, and how to consider them critically. Moreover, at the University of Salzburg we value practical experience and problem-solving competence, qualities which students will acquire in a steady exchange with the department’s lecturers. Indeed, this Bachelor’s degree course in Geography is a fascinating and extraordinarily vibrant course, which deals with the perspectives of the natural and social sciences on the spatial organization of society, economy and the environment. Discover these perspectives – we look forward to meeting you!

Which career opportunities do I have?

BSc graduates of the course in Geography are specialists in their domains distinguished by their analytical skills, solution expertise and gender-sensitive conduct. Due to the integrative and interdisciplinary education, Geography graduates can choose from a range of careers, including occupations in regional planning and consulting offices, public administration and international organisations. BSc graduates can also enrol on a Master’s course in Geography, Geoinformatics, or in Geo, Social or Environmental Studies.

Why Salzburg?

The BSc course in Geography at the University of Salzburg teaches the subject’s full range of physical, human geographic and planning-related issues. The focus lies on both a theoretically profound and practical education and teaching, which is characterized by an excellent student-to-staff ratio. Moreover, the department is distinguished by its strength of research.

How is the course structured?

Geography BSc
STEOP (Introductory and Orientation Phase) 8 ECTS
Introduction to Geography 4 ECTS
Physical Geography 36 ECTS
Social and Economic Geograpyh  36 ECTS
Methods 18 ECTS
Geoinformatics and Cartography 24 ECTS
Optional modules 18 ECTS
Bachelor’s theses 12 ECTS
Optional subjects 24 ECTS
Total 180 ECTS


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Zeller

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christian Zeller
Head of the curriculum committee Geography / Geoinformatics

Hellbrunnerstr. 34, 5020 Salzburg
Tel.: +43 662 8044-5284
Fax: +43 662 8044-0001