Master of Science Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security

Study Programme Details
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


24 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative journey with our Master of Science in Geography of Environmental Risks and Human Security, offered jointly by the esteemed University of Bonn and the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security. Delivered entirely in English, this program delves deep into the intricate connections between environmental risks and human security, unraveling their profound impacts on the dynamic relationship between humanity and our planet.

Through a blend of theoretical rigour and practical application, students explore cutting-edge trends and future possibilities in the field. From the challenges of climate change to the complexities of disaster management and risk governance, we equip learners with the tools to navigate and shape a more resilient future. Our active learning approach fosters critical thinking and scientific independence, empowering students to tackle real-world issues with confidence and creativity.


Prepare for a career at the forefront of global change with our interdisciplinary Master’s program. Through a dynamic blend of theory and practice, students gain a comprehensive understanding of key concepts in human geography and earth system sciences. From exploring sustainability goals to engaging in hands-on research seminars, our curriculum offers a rich tapestry of learning experiences. With opportunities for internships and practical projects, students gain invaluable insights into the workings of international organizations, governmental agencies, and private enterprises.

Upon graduation, our alumni embark on diverse career paths, from climate change research to humanitarian aid. With a strong emphasis on research and practical skills, our program equips graduates to make a meaningful impact in fields such as international collaboration, disaster management, and sustainability policy. Join us and become a catalyst for positive change in a world facing unprecedented environmental challenges.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline
  • English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)
  • Minimum grade of 2.5 or local equivalent
  • Specific modules (100 ECTS credits total):
    • Human Geography and Social Sciences with focus on the interrelated issues of space and place – society – development
    • Scientific Methodology and Empirical Research
    • Physical Geography and Environmental Studies with focus on earth systems science
  • Human Geography and Social Sciences
  • Scientific Methodology and Empirical Research
  • Physical Geography and Environmental Studies
  • Advanced Topics in Environmental Risks
  • Climate Change Adaptation Strategies
  • Disaster Risk Reduction and Management
  • Human Security and Sustainable Development
  • Internship and Thesis Preparation

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Future Career Outcomes

Emerge as a leader in your field with a Master’s degree that opens doors to a world of possibilities. Our alumni are making waves across industries, with success stories ranging from pioneering research initiatives to influential policy advocacy. Whether you’re shaping climate change agendas or spearheading disaster response efforts, our program prepares you to excel in a rapidly evolving job market. Join a global community of changemakers and make your mark on the future of environmental security.

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