The programme offers :
You choose between four orientations:
Master of Science (MSc) in Geography orientation "Sustainable Urban Development and Spatial Planning", "Geomorphology and Management of Mountain Regions", "Development and Environment" or "Spatial Analysis and Complex Systems"
French, some courses in English. Recommended level : C1.
Candidates must be holders of a Bachelor of Science in Geosciences and Environment, subject area Geography or Environmnental Sciences, awarded by the University of Lausanne, or of a Bachelor’s degree in Geography or Environmental Studies awarded by a Swiss university.
Another degree or academic title may be judged equivalent and give access to the Master’s degree course, with or without further conditions.
Enrolment and final dates
The degree course begins in the autumn semester only.
Applications must be submitted to the Admissions Department before the deadline.
Final enrolment date: 30 April. Candidates needing a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.
Regulations and courses descriptions
University studies develop, in addition to specific academic skills, a great many transverse skills such as : oral and written communication, critical, analytical and summarising faculties, abilities in research, and so on.
This panoply of skills, combined with specialist knowledge acquired in the course of studies, is excellent preparation for a wide range of employment opportunities such as:
Alumni move into a wide variety of roles, for example as a sustainable development officer or coordinator of the North Lausanne Development Plan.
Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 6 April 2020
Faculté des géosciences et de l'environnement
Tél. +41 21 692 35 13