Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Geography Department

Masterstudiengang Urbane Geographien (MA) - Humangeographie

Master „Urbane Geographien“

Who can apply?

Applicants need to have a Bachelor degree in Geography or a neighboring discipline (Source: ZSP HU, https://www.hu-berlin.de/de/studium/bewerbung/lesefassung_zsp).
Neighboring disciplines are for example Regional Sciences, Urban Sociology, City Planning, Spatial Planning.

I do not speak German at all or only understand the basics. Should I apply for this Masters program?

The program is taught in German. A certificate of German language proficiency of at least TestDaF 3 or a C2 level on the Common European Frame of Reference is required to be eligible (see: Application procedure — 3.3.2 Language requirements).

How can I apply?

Application is organized centrally via an online application system: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Onlinebewerbung-Statusabfrage. Please be aware of the deadlines. The program is ‚zulassungsbeschränkt‘. Admission is opened only for the winter term and the deadline is therefore regularly in May. Current deadlines are found here: Akademische Fristen und Termine — Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

Details regarding an applications from an University abroad are given from the central Compass Hotline. You will find details here: How to apply — Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.



The Urban Geography Master program is intended to be studied in four semesters. The program consists of obligatory courses (yellow), and there is room for indiviual specializations (green/blue).

A model study plan is visualized below:

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Aktuell "Urbane Geographien" - Studienbeginn ab WS 2017/18

Übersicht über Module und idealtypischer Studienverlauf nach Inkrafttreten der 1. Änderungsordnung 28/2017 vom 01. Juni 2017 - LESEFASSUNG


Umbenennung des Masterstudiengangs Geographie der Großstadt - Humangeographie in Urbane Geographien - Humangeographie


Erste Änderung der fachspezifischen Studien- und Prüfungsordnung für den Masterstudiengang Urbane Geographien - Humangeographie (AMB Nr. 36/2013, AMB Nr. 18/2017)


Vormals "Geographie der Großstadt" - Studienbeginn ab WS 2013/14:

Studien- und Prüfungsordnung vom 09.09.2013, (Amtliches Mitteilungsblatt der HU  36/2013), Studienbeginn ab WS 2012/13


Zugangs- und Zulassungsregeln für den Masterstudiengang Geographie der Großstadt - Humangeographie >>> (externer Link Seite 212/213)