Sustainable Developmentfull time

  • Master of Science


  • 4 semesters

    Standard period of study (amount)

  • Marburg


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Overview and admission

Study Type


Admission semester

Winter Semester only

Area of study
  • Geography
  • Economic Sciences, Economics

Application of economic or geographical principles for the analysis of transformation processes from the respective non-specialist perspective, Description and explanation of central economic and geographical concepts for the analysis and design of transformation processes, Analysis and reflection of central topics in the field of sustainable development goals in an interdisciplinary context

Target group

Graduates with a subject-related Bachelor's degree in the field of Economics or Geography or with evidence of a comparable professionally qualifying certificate of academic degree obtained in Germany or abroad. The comparable certificate of academic degree must demonstrate basic knowledge of Economics or Geography. In each case, knowledge of the social sciences can be incorporated.


The Master's programme "Sustainable Development" is subject to an aptitude assessment procedure, see: In the "Sustainable Development" Master's programme, acquire the basic factual knowledge of human-environmental relations and acquire a deeper conceptual and methodological understanding of the application of geographical regional analyses in complex spatial contexts. In doing so, address questions about the effects of climate change on various social dimensions (such as poverty, health and education) as well as on plant-environmental relationships, organismic distribution patterns or ecosystem services. The aim is to be able to analyse these and to further develop interventions to combat them. The "Sustainable Development" Master's degree course is a research-oriented, interdisciplinary and internationally orientated degree course that systematically prepares students for a career with high analytical demands or for a further academic career. Graduates are qualified for demanding jobs in ministries and authorities, research institutes, international organisations, business and political consulting, media as well as for management positions in the private sector. Graduates of the degree course are able to explain and analyse the causes, effects and framework conditions of change processes, to critically classify explanatory models and guiding principles of sustainable development, and to develop their own concepts for the design of these. They can present the results of their analyses both orally and in writing in a competent and target group-oriented manner and are able to contribute to professional discussions.

Admission modus

Selection procedure / qualifying examination

Admission requirements (Link)

Lecture period
  • 15.04.2024 - 19.07.2024
  • 14.10.2024 - 14.02.2025

Tuition fee


Currently, the German federal state of Hesse does not charge tuition fees.

Languages of instruction

Main language


DAAD - Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst - German Academic Exchange Service