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M.A. Geography: Culture, Environment and Tourism

University of Passau    Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Full time October MA 4 semesters (2 years)

About the course

Uniquely in Germany, the accredited M.A. Geography: Culture, Environment and Tourism programme allows you to combine regional studies and tourism research and to specialise in one of five cultural areas, for which you will learn the corresponding foreign language. The degree programme features compulsory courses in Cultural and Environmental Geography as well as in Business and Economics. Furthermore, you will engage in a research project in regional or tourism research and complete a minimum one-month internship abroad. While studying this programme, you will develop the skill set required to tackle complex issues in regional development and tourism through the use of integrative and cross-disciplinary methods. In-depth regional knowledge and extensive intercultural competencies round off the programme profile of this highly practice-oriented programme

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Entry Requirements

A good first degree in cultural studies, business studies, economics, tourism or a related discipline, with a result of at least 2.5 according to the German marking system or among the best 50% of your cohort. You should have completed an internship in spatial or regional planning, regional economic development, consultancy or tourism (min. 8 weeks) and be able to demonstrate a grasp of the principles of economics and/or business studies equivalent to a minimum of 15 ECTS credits. Language requirements: German at level C1 CEFR (e.g. DSH-2) and English at level B2 CEFR.


87 euros per semester (student services contribution)

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Passau


Student Profile(s)

Ronja Lindemann

Why did you decide to study in Passau?
Passau is a very beautiful city and a great place to study. I also like the urban campus, where everything can be reached in a few minutes' walk.

What is special about the programme?
My master's programme provides insights into various topics, not just pure geography. We can place the study focus on things like regional cultural studies or foreign languages.

Konstanze Liskow

What is special about the programme?
I really like the complete package of tourism, language and culture.

Why did you decide to study in Passau?
I like the sense of familiarity, the good contact with lecturers and the manageable seminar sizes.

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