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University of Zurich

B.Sc. On Campus
36 months
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About

Studying Geography at University of Zurich teaches students to understand fundamental concepts and current developments in the subject. The program provides students with a broad and foundational education and offers them the possibility to specialize in their last year. 

Overview

Geography studies the processes that alter and shape the world we live in. 

Geographers aim to understand reciprocal influences and dependencies in their field, they document change, formulate scenarios and develop sustainable plans of action for the future. 

This includes examining both physical processes and the interplay between humans and the environment. 

Physical geography explores morphological processes on the earth’s surface, investigates the properties of water, snow and ice in the hydrological cycle, and studies soil and vegetation in climate change. 

Human geography and economic geography analyze how human beings, groups and institutions shape their habitats and how they act within them. 

A distinctive characteristic of the institute is the strong emphasis on modeling and quantitative methods. 

Advanced geographic information systems and remote sensing technologies are instrumental in modeling the processes being investigated as well as in illustrating and understanding spatial phenomena. 

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geography is a general geoscientific degree providing knowledge of all sub-areas of geography. It does not qualify students for careers in geography. 

Career options

The Geography BSc serves as a basis for a Master's degree at the University of Zurich (UZH) or another university.

It is possible to enroll in a Master’s degree program in another subject after earning a Bachelor's degree in geography; however, this may be subject to fulfilling further conditions. 

The Bachelor degree does not form the basis to go on to the study program for Teaching Diploma for Secondary Education and is not a qualification for positions or careers in geography. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Sun and Planets
  • Geology of Switzerland
  • Field Trips Within the Lecture Dynamic Earth
  • Physical Geography
  • Human Geography
  • Geography of Switzerland

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English, German
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Credits

180 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
100
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

The following conditions must be fulfilled for the holder of a non-Swiss upper secondary school-leaving certificate:

  • The sole educational objective of the upper secondary school was to prepare students to study at university level. In addition, the school-leaving certificate must represent the general higher education entrance qualification in its country of origin.

  • In terms of the educational content and duration of education, the school-leaving certificate must correspond to a Swiss maturity certificate (gymnasialer Maturitätsausweis). 

  • Depending on the type of certificate, the University of Zurich may determine that the prospective student must have achieved a minimum overall grade.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1336 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 668 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1336 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 668 EUR per semester and a duration of 36 months.
  • Tuition fee is 720 CHF per semester

Funding

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