Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security (international joint MSc programme)


    The main purpose of this two-year Master’s of Science programme is to provide postgraduate students with detailed knowledge, critical understanding, strategies, and the tools required to take an interdisciplinary approach towards environmental risks and human security. The programme addresses theoretical and methodological debates in geography to better understand the complex emergence of environmental risks and natural hazards, and their implications for human–nature relations (vulnerability, resilience, adaptation) and how to deal with them in practice.

    As a joint programme by the Geography Department of the University of Bonn and the UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security, the progeamme provides a unique combination of advanced conceptual and applied engagements with the field of environmental risks and human security in an international context. it consists of 11 modules, 9 of which nine are taught in the first three semesters, followed by a compulsory internship (of at least 8 weeks) and independent work on a master’s thesis.

    Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in Geography or a related/comparable professionally certified study programme. A strong motivation to contribute to the area of human security and management of risks related to environmental change is a prerequisite to study in this master’s Programme. Non-native English-speaking applicants must prove their proficiency in English.

    The application deadline is 15 December 2019.

    For further details about the programme and the application requirements, please see the MSc programme announcement on the UNU-EHS website.