BSc in Geography

General

Program Description

Description of the Program

The Geography BSc line offers full 3-year-education in Geography. The study program offers complete education in geography, with special directions in Landscape and environmental studies, Regional and settlement development and also in Tourism. All three directions are supported by a strong GIS basis.

The program provides a general bachelor level education in geography. It includes introductory modules to Nature and social sciences, to Geology and to Geography. The core of the program is based on the fundamental issues of including topics in Physical, Human and Regional geography. Advanced courses can be chosen from the topics offered for the special directions. Beside the compulsory courses students have to choose optional courses to help them in their specialization. The courses usually consist of two parts: a lecture and a problem solving seminar, each worth 1 to 4 credits, depending on the nature of the topic.

The bachelor course in geography is the basis for the Master (MSc) line of applied geography with a special focus on the BSc specializations plus Geomorphology and GIS available at our university.

Application Procedure

For a successful application please follow the steps below:

  1. To apply, register on our application site (https://apply.pte.hu/), and start your application.
  2. Fill the application form, upload the necessary documents and submit your application!
  3. After you have submitted your application, you are going to receive information on the further steps.
  4. If we received your application fee, we are going to start the evaluation of your application.

Application Requirements

  • The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:
  • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of school transcripts showing satisfactory completion of senior high school.
  • Europass CV in English
  • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID
  • Medical certificate, vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B) and HIV test
  • The payment receipt of the application fee
  • Official copy of the language exam certificate

Language skills

Applicants must meet the minimum language requirements to be able to start their studies in the Faculty of Sciences, University of Pécs. B2 level is a minimum requirement, which is equivalent to an intermediate command of English. (e.g.ELTS minimum 5.5; or TOEFL minimum 66 score).

Applicants who do not meet the minimum language requirements have to start their studies with an English Language Preparatory Program.

Examples of Subjects During the Studies

1st semester

  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Historical Geography
  • Geographical Fundamentals of Environmental Protection
  • Planetology

2nd semester

  • Meteorology and Climatology
  • Geomorphology
  • Population and Settlement Geography
  • Economic Geography

3rd semester

  • Pedology and Hydro-geography
  • Biogeography
  • Political Geography
  • Physical Geography of Hungary

4th semester

  • Physical Geography of Europe
  • Human Geography of Europe
  • Regional Policies
  • Theoretical Basics of Tourism

5th semester

  • Regional Human Geography of the Continents
  • Urban Development and Planning
  • Regional Geography of Tourism
  • Environmental Issues in Water Management

6th semester

  • Rural Development
  • Tourism Marketing
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Specializations
  • Regional and Urban Development
  • Tourism Geography
  • Environmental Geography
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Last updated Sep 2018

About the School

The creation of the University of Pécs was first initiated by King Louis the Great in 1367. Today, the University of Pécs is one of the most prestigious institutions in the country, where there are te ... Read More

The creation of the University of Pécs was first initiated by King Louis the Great in 1367. Today, the University of Pécs is one of the most prestigious institutions in the country, where there are ten faculties, which cover the full spectrum of higher education to provide high quality, comprehensive training. In addition to the education and research activities, medical treatment is a crucial activity of ours; the Clinical Centre takes care of not only of the region’s outpatients and in-patients, but in many areas has national-level duties, too. Read less