Geography (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Geography at the University of Vienna aims at developing students’ perceptive, research and problem-solving skills, enabling them to deal with developments in the natural, cultural and social environment and their consequences. Students acquire basic and specialised knowledge, allowing them to explore academic questions relating to space and social challenges independently, based on academic theories and methods and from a range of different paradigmatic perspectives. As part of the bachelor’s programme, students specialise in one of the following four areas: physical geography, human geography, spatial research and spatial planning, or cartography and geoinformatics.

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 655

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits (including 30 ECTS credits of extension curricula)

Language: German

NO entrance examination



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme in Geography consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), a core phase (Physical Geography, Human Geography and Spatial Planning, Cartography and Geoinformatics, Methods) and a specialisation phase (four subject areas to choose from: Physical Geography, Human Geography, Spatial Research and Spatial Planning, as well as Cartography and Geoinformatics). To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Spatial planning
  • Geoinformation
  • Cartography
  • Relief
  • Regional development

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

The comprehensive integrative and interdisciplinary orientation of the bachelor’s programme provides graduates with specialist knowledge of cartography, geoinformation, spatial research and spatial planning, allowing them to pursue a career in a wide range of occupational fields.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates