Geography (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Geography 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 Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 655

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

Language: German

NO entrance examination


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Data updated on: 28.12.2022

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


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:

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

... and many more.

 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 asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.1 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.3 (appropriate)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 96 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the bachelor’s programme in Geography graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 75% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,874 gross/month.
  • graduates work for example in the public administration sector.

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "Diploma Programme Geography".