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During this 6-semesters long BSc program, students can learn and acquaint themselves with:

- the most important relations between geography and related disciplines,
- the analysis and adequate interpretation of the problems and challenges of geographical space from a physical and human geographical approach,
- the methodological fundamentals essential for the complex and integrated analysis of environmental spatial problems in classrooms, labs, and fields.

Applied geography specialization is offered for all international students and combines environmental geography, regional development, GIS, and tourism. The program includes a six-week professional practice at self-selected private and public businesses and companies, however, the practice is also available at the university and IGES. By completing the professional practice, you will gain a broad range of practical and project management skills and knowledge to explain, analyze, interpret and execute various planning programs.

Entrance exam:

Type of entrance exam:

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Entrance exam description:
Making a 100-point ranking out of the admission requirements. 50 point could be given for the basic previous academic achievement and the other 50 point could be reached for the oral entrance exam.

Mr. Roland Pócza
international coordinator

Programme structure

1st semester
Introduction to Geography
Introduction to Office-related applications
Road to Geography
Social Studies for Geographers
Introduction to Astronomy
Introduction to Geology
Introduction to Geoinformatics I.
Introduction to Human Geography

2nd semester
Introduction to Physics
Meteorology and Climatology
Astronomical Geography and Cartography
Introduction to Geoinformatics II.
Historical Geology and Paleontology
Population and Settlement Geography

3rd semester
Geomathematics and Geostatistics
Introduction to Scientific Work
Urban Geography
Economic Geography

4th semester
Physical Geography of the Carpathian Basin
Human Geography of Hungary
Field Trip
Project Planning and Project Management
Urban Development
Analog Cartography
Geoinformatics Software I.
Regional Policies

5th semester
Physical Geography of Europe
Human Geography of Europe
Introduction to ArcGIS
Data Acquisition Methods
Global Tourism

6th semester
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Landscape Analysis and Planning
Spatial and Social Conflicts
Digital Cartography
Transport Geography and Planning
Thesis work

Career opportunities

Future Job Opportunities:

IGES Geographyer at the University of Pécs have a particularly good track record of securing excellent employment in various businesses, as well as private and public companies, including various water management companies, environmental protection enterprises, national parks, local governments, and in the diverse fields of regional development. The popularity of our students in the job market is partly due to the significant project management skills they develop by undertaking their supported dissertation research.

Also keep in mind that our training focuses on expertise and skills that are adaptable to altered job market demands, with which you may plan your future career in a flexible manner.

Destinations of recent graduates of the Geography and Earth Sciences programs include:

Regional planner at local governments – in the field of regional planner
Project manager – in the field of regional planner
Proposal writer –in the field of regional planner
Ranger at National Parks- in the field of Environmental protection
Hydrologist (Hungarian Water Directorates- in the field of Environmental protection
Waste management expert – in the field of Environmental protection
Urban developer in the field of urban development and property management
Urban planner the field of Urban development and property management
Property manager the field of Urban development and property management
Public utility companies, department of the land register in the field of Geoinformatics
GIS expert (Paks Nuclear Power Plant, Z-GIS at University of Salzburg) in the field of Geoinformatics
Touristic manager in the field of Tourism
Guide in the field of Tourism

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