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Geography

Polyvalent dual-major bachelor's degree program - Major field (with secondary-school teaching degree option)


Would you like to engage with the regions of the world and their social issues from a variety of perspectives? Are you for instance interested in investigating the causes, consequences and potential for adaptation to climate change? Geography studies will give you the chance to do this and more. Through teaching and independent study, you will gain skills and a thorough knowledge of application and research-oriented natural and social sciences as well as regional geography. The polyvalent dual-major Bachelor qualifies you for the Master of Education, which is the entry to high school teaching and – depending on the choice of the second major – for a range of research and practically-oriented Master degree programs.

Language of instruction:

German

Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

ECTS points:

180

Admission: First semester:

restrictive admissions (University): replacement procedure
(Average grade in the German higher education entrance qualification and, where applicable, extracurricular activities)

Germans and EU citizens: 90% of study spaces are granted in a selection procedure and 10% after a waiting period. Non-EU citizens (without German school-leaving certificate): do not take part in this selection procedure. Study spaces are granted according to a quota of 8% of the available spaces.

Remark: Please check again at the beginning of the application period to make sure that the admission requirements for this degree program have not changed in the meantime.

Further information on the selection process for German nationals, non-German nationals educated in Germany and EU nationals can be found on the faculty web pages

Higher semesters:

free admission

Application period: First semester: 1 July–20 August
Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources

Geography is a particularly broad discipline. It focuses on the differentiation of (natural and cultural) spaces of the Earth. It describes and explains the relationships between models and evaluations of space in order to draw consequences for spatial planning. Thus, the field is concerned with natural as well as social and economic issues. Geography is divided into two large subdisciplines, each with various areas of specialization: physical and cultural geography. The former includes geomorphology, climatology, hydrology, soil science, biogeography, and geoecology, and the latter includes population geography, social geography, historical geography, economic geography, transportation geography, and political geography.

An overview of all the subjects that can be taken in combination with subject Geography by students who started their Polyvalent dual-major bachelor's degree program in the winter semester 2015/16 or later:

Biology | Chemistry | German | English | French | History | Greek | Computer Science | Italian | Catholic Theology | Latin | Mathematics | Philosophy/Ethics | Physics | Political Science | Economic Science | Russian | Spanish | Physical Education | Chinese |

It is possible to study music at the University of Music in Freiburg and art at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Karlsruhe. Make sure to inquire about the admission requirements at these institutions before deciding on these fields. You may combine any teaching degree field with either of these two artistic fields. However, it is not possible to combine music and art.
Please also note that it is not possible to be admitted as a student teacher with a combination of any of the following fields: Catholic theology, Protestant theology, Jewish theology, Islamic religious studies. It is not possible to combine one of these fields with philosophy/ethics either.

Please note:
In the summer semester 2020 and in the winter semester 2020/21 there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

Disclaimer
The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Student Advising Office


The central student advisory service - the Central Student Advising Office (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise prior to, at the beginning of, and during a course of study. The Student Service Center – Center for Teacher Education [de] offers a special academic advising for current and prospective students of teaching degree programs. If you are seeking subject-specific advice in addition to this, you can also contact the respective subject academic advisor

Departmental Academic Advising


Dr. Helmut Saurer
Institut für Physische Geographie
2. OG, Raum 02114
Werthmannstraße 4
79085 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-3537

helmut.saurer@geographie.uni-freiburg.de
Sprechstunde: Informationen zur Kontaktaufnahme


Examination Office


http://www.unr.uni-freiburg.de

Tennenbacher Straße 4, 79106 Freiburg
Ursula Striegel, Telefon: 0761 203-3605
ursula.striegel@unr.uni-freiburg.de
Silke de Boer, Telefon: 0761 203-8610
silke.deboer@unr.uni-freiburg.de
Joanna Norek, Telefon: 0761 203-8610
joanna.norek@unr.uni-freiburg.de
Hans-Christof Gundlach, Telefon: 0761 203-8605
h-c.gundlach@unr.uni-freiburg.de
Martina Nickel/ Telefon: 0761 203-8610
martina.nickel@unr.uni-freiburg.de


Sprechstunden:
Montag und Donnerstag 10.00 Uhr bis 12.00 Uhr
Telefonische Erreichbarkeit: vormittags 8.00 Uhr bis 12.00 Uhr
Abgabe von Bachelor- und Master-Arbeiten: vormittags 8.00 Uhr bis 12.00 Uhr
oder nach telefonischer Vereinbarung
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The tables with the results of the last selection processes allow you to see the assigned grade/number of points in the selection process which would have sufficed and what the waiting period would have been to secure admission. The assigned grade/number of points is based by subject on the average grade or weighted grades achieved in the German higher education entrance qualification, on test results and/or outcome of the selection interview, and also on professional or practical experience in the respective subject.


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» List of results [de]

Applicants who are not nationals of EU member states and/or do not have a German higher education entrance qualification cannot participate in the lottery procedure.

Lottery procedures are conducted in subjects with restricted admission where places are still available. Should places still be available after the final waiting list procedure, these are allocated in a lottery procedure. Application for participation in the lottery procedure must be made online and separately for each degree programme to which admission is sought. The application period for the winter semester is from 1 September to 30 September and for the summer semester from 1 March to 31 March. Applications received earlier or later than stipulated will not be considered.

The online application portal for the lottery procedure is only open during the application period.