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Learn to explain environmental processes and evaluate natural hazards

The KU’s Physical Geography department offers a practice-oriented Master’s degree program in Environmental Processes and Natural Hazards.

Sustainable use of the planet’s resources and the resulting conflicts will become increasingly significant for humanity in the future. Students of this degree program learn how to analyze problems on a local and regional level and develop appropriate solutions. Samples and measurements are taken in the field using state-of-the-art technology such as drone photogrammetry or terrestrial laser scanning, and then analyzed in the geography laboratory or using computer-based geoinformation systems.


Key characteristics of this modern degree program include individual support and small working groups. The program builds on the Physical Geography department’s research priorities and is open to applicants with a first degree in geography, hydrology, geoecology, or a related subject. Graduates of teaching degree programs in geography are also eligible to apply.

Do you have further questions about the program?
Please do not hesitate to contact the subject advisor Dr. Florian Haas.

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