Master of Science - Environmental Planning

Information about the study programme

  • Course of Studies
  • Admission Requirements

    This information is intended to provide you with guidance and assistance in preparing your application documents. The information consists of extracts from the admission regulations and explanations. The legal basis for admission to the Master's programme is the Admission Regulations Master of Science Environmental Planning.

    The prerequisite for admission to the Master's programme in Environmental Planning is that the applicant:

    • has obtained a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in landscape architecture and environmental planning or a closely related field of study at a German university or at a university belonging to one of the Bologna signatory states, or
    • has obtained an equivalent degree in a closely related subject at another foreign university. Equivalence is determined in accordance with the evaluation proposals of the Central Office for Foreign Education at the Permanent Secretariat of the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (www.anabin.de).
    • If the previous Bachelor's degree course has not yet been completed at the time of application, you can still apply. However, at least 150 credit points must be documented in your grade sheet by the application deadline.

    The following documents must be attached to the application:

    1. on the basis of which specific talents and interests the applicant considers himself or herself particularly suitable for this course of study
    2. to what extent this course of study qualifies the applicant for his or her professional goals,
    3. the extent to which he or she is capable of scientific or basic and method-oriented, planning work, and
    4. has a sound knowledge of the scientific fundamentals or the basic knowledge from the first degree.
    • Applicants from non-German-speaking countries must enclose proof that they have passed a German language test for university admission with at least DSH-2.

    Notes on the approval procedure

    The admissions committee for the Master's programme in Environmental Planning would like to support the admissions procedure with the following information:

    1. definition of "closely related" programmes

    Anyone with a degree other than e.g. B.Sc. Landscape Architecture / Landscape Planning / Environmental Planning can in principle also apply for the Master of Environmental Planning. The previous degree should have a certain proximity to the subject area of environmental planning. The review is carried out on a case-by-case basis, i.e. we are available for information. As a rule of thumb for the close professional relationship, it can be taken as a rule of thumb that environmental and spatial planning as well as landscape ecology contents must be represented within the course of studies. In principle, admission is granted to those who can prove that they have completed at least 8 ECTS in the field of environmental and spatial planning, 8 ECTS in the field of landscape ecology and nature conservation, 8 ECTS in the field of plant ecology and vegetation science and 4 SWS in the field of landscape construction/engineering biology. Should some of these courses not have been represented in the previous course, admission can still be granted on the condition that courses determined by the admissions committee have to be made up for. These conditions are issued with the notification of admission. A maximum of 12 ECTS is required in order not to influence the course of the Master's degree in Environmental Planning.

    2. letter of motivation and samples of work

    The letter of motivation and the work samples serve to present their qualifications for Hannover as a place to study, so please take this opportunity to do so. We do not measure the letters of motivation by quantity, but exclusively by quality. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to adhere to the maximum number of pages. The Admissions Regulations make it important that the above four criteria are met by the letter, so use this as a guide. For the work samples, you should enclose excerpts from your Bachelor thesis or other work from your previous studies, but also adhere to the maximum number of pages. It is recommended that you include a summary of your Bachelor thesis and another sample of your work.

     

    Application

    Application is possible for the winter and summer semester. The application deadline for applicants from Germany and other European countries is 15 July and 15 January. For applicants from non-EU countries, the application period ends on 31 May or 30 November for the coming semester.

  • Mandatory Modules
  • Optional (Compulsory) Modules

Contact Persons

The programme coordinators are there to help you with advice and assistance in planning and designing your studies.

Dipl.-Ing. Sonja Nollenberg
Programme Coordinator
Office hours
Mo, Mi, Do 9-12 Uhr
Address
Herrenhäuser Str. 2a
30419 Hannover
Address
Herrenhäuser Str. 2a
30419 Hannover
Dipl.-Ing. Kirsten Niederlein
Programme Coordinator
Office hours
Studiendekanat: Mi, Do 9-12 Uhr
Address
Herrenhäuser Str. 2a
30419 Hannover
Address
Herrenhäuser Str. 2a
30419 Hannover