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Department of Geography

Topic ideas, ongoing and completed MSc theses

MSc Thesis Topics


Glaciology and Geomorphodynamics

Hydrology and Climate

Soil Science and Biogeochemistry


Human Geography

Economic Geography

Labour Geography

Political Geography

Social Geography and Urban Studies

Space, Nature and Society

Environment and Climate




Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Visualization and Analysis


Remote Sensing

Earth System Science

Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing of Water Systems

Remote Sensing of Environmental Changes

Spatial Genetics


Interdisciplinary Master's thesis topics

Interested in doing an interdisciplinary Master's thesis at the Department of Geography? Have a look at the list of currently available topics involving two or more research divisions of the Department of Geography. 

Interdisciplinary Master's thesis topics


Further research and teaching units

Geography Teacher Training

World Glacier Monitoring Service


Topics of other institutions

Our Master’s candidates are free to propose a topic of another institution to a supervisor, which has the “right to confer a PhD” (Promotionsrecht) of the Faculty of Science UZH.

Master's thesis at Agroscope

Masterstudien bei der Stiftung Landschaftsschutz Schweiz

Master's thesis at swisstopo

Master- oder Bachelorarbeit zum Thema «Ranger» in den Schweizer Pärken

Themenvorschläge der Stiftung Landschaftsschutz Schweiz (SL-FP) für Bachelor- und Masterarbeiten