Geographien der Globalisierung - Märkte und Metropolen (Master of Arts)
(Geographies of Globalization - Markets und Metropolises)

Conditions of admission


Course Content and focus areas

In our global age, people face a multiplicity of challenges across different spatial scale levels ─ from the local to the global. Understanding and dealing with these challenges is at the centre of our research-orientated Master's programme Geographies of Globalisation. What are the driving forces of globalisation processes? How do global markets function and what are the strategies that transnational enterprises pursue? Why and how is globalisation linked to spatial disparities? What significance does globalisation have for cities and regions ─ what socio-economic disruptions does it cause and how can we deal with them?
The Master's programme builds on the strengths of the Department of Human Geography in Frankfurt and offers two profiles: Urban Studies and Economic Geography.

Detailed information

Information from the department
Study regulations


Master of Arts in Geographies of Globalisation - Markets und Metropolises


The standard length of study for the Master of Arts is 4 semesters. 

Languages of instruction

German (and English)

Start of the programme

The study programme starts at the beginning of the winter- or summer semester.

Student advisory service

Dipl.-Geograph Jens Schreiber
Institut für Humangeographie
Campus Westend, PEG-Gebäude, Raum 2.G 053
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60323 Frankfurt

Tel.: 069/798-35185


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Conditions of admission

Admission requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Good English language skills (Level GER-B2)
  • letter of motivation (form of the department only)
  • certificate of German language skills if the first degree was obtained at an international higher education institution. See here for more information about the required German language skills.
Provisional admission
  • Applicants who have not yet finished their Bachelor’s programme at the time of application may be admitted to the Master’s programme under the condition that successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree will be proven to the examination board by the end of the semester of enrolment.
  • Please note that all examinations of the Bachelor’s programme except the Bachelor’s thesis must have been successfully completed in the summer semester preceding the start of the Master’s programme.
  • In the event that successful completion of the Bachelor’s degree has not been proven by the end of the enrolment semester, the student cannot be admitted to the Geographies of Globalisation Master’s programme for the following semester.

For provisional admission, please submit:

  • proof of enrolment in the Bachelor’s programme,
  • a detailed record of the status and the estimated finishing date of the Bachelor’s programme (transcript of records), as well as
  • proof of registration of the Bachelor’s thesis

Provisional admission is valid until the end of the first semester of the master’s program. The bachelor’s degree must thus be handed in by March 31 (winter intake) or September 30 (summer intake) the latest.

Mode of admission Admission is restricted.

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Documents to be submitted
  • if you are not already enrolled at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt: Proof of university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels)
  • Bachelor's degree certificate (for foreign certificates and records, please enclose a certified copy in English or German)
  • if the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed:
     - a transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study programme and average grade
    - proof of enrolment in the Bachelor’s programme
    - proof of registration of the Bachelor’s thesis (available as download)
  • letter of motivation (form available as download)
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  • Proof of English language skills (Level GER-B2)
  • CV
  • if the first degree was obtained at an international higher education institution:
    certificate of German language skills. See here for more information about the required German language skills.
  • you may need to submit other documents, depending on your country of origin and your previous education; please see the general information about applying for a Master’s degree.
  • APS certificate for applicants from India, Vietnam and China (original)
Application period

01.04. - 15.07. for the winter semester
15.11. - 15.01. for the summer semester

Address for applications

Online application portal for Master's study programmes

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