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The programme includes the following modules:
Module 1: Land management in theory and practice
Module 2: Land tenure systems and land economics
Module 3: Land administration
Module 4: Internship
Module 5: Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Positioning
Module 6: Cartography, GIS and Land Information Infrastructure
Module 7: Environmental risk management
Module 8: Land policy, land governance and land conflicts management
Module 9: Project management and preparation for Master's thesis
Module 10: Master's thesis
The modules include a combination of lectures, seminars, exercises and group projects, combining theory with applications and case studies.
In the first two semesters, students have to attend daily lectures and participate actively in group projects and presentations. In addition, they have to write papers and essays. During the third semester, students are expected to do individual research under supervision. High commitment and independent work are expected.
Study abroad unit(s)
Internships can be arranged within Germany and abroad. During the course of studies, a research project is carried out abroad (generally in the student's home country).
The Master's Programme includes an integrated internship and a research project abroad:
- The four week internship, which takes place between the first and second semester, provides students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge in the practical fields of public and private institutions dealing with land-management issues in Germany or abroad. The internship abroad can be completed within a project of international cooperation where land management is looked at from a technical and a political perspective and dealt with at different levels - local as well as national. It can also be carried out at another institution that specifically addresses land-management issues.
- The field research period following the second semester lasts for 10 weeks and should be carried out in the student's home country to enable him or her to apply the newly acquired knowledge at home.
Forms of assessment
Written and oral exams take place at the end of each semester.
Apart from technical knowledge, students acquire broad management and research skills.
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Internet-based Test (IbT): 88
Computer-based Test (CbT): 234
Paper-based Test (PbT): 605
IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 6.5 (Only Academic IELTS test is accepted. General IELTS test is not accepted.)
Cambridge Main Suite of English Examinations
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grades A, B or C
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grades A, B or C
Native English speakers or applicants who completed a programme in English must submit a certificate of medium of education (English) from the respective institution.
A qualified Bachelor's degree or equivalent with relevance to the field of land management
At least two years of work experience in a field related to land management
Approx. 115 EUR per semester, the fee includes a semester ticket covering public transport in Munich.
Costs of living
In order to cover personal expenses while studying in Munich, we recommend a budget of at least 800 EUR per month.
Qualified students can apply for research assistantships.
The Centre of Land, Water and Environmental Risk Management offers an orientation period at the beginning of the programme. For students with DAAD scholarships a German language course is provided. This also includes participation in social and cultural activities to help participants get used to daily life in Munich.
TUM's International Center offers a special programme tailored for international students, TUMinternational (TUMi). The TUMi programme provides help and advice for new students as well as a cultural programme with events scheduled both prior to and during the academic periods.
The service desk of the Student Service Center is the first contact point for international students. We are here to help you with issues such as applications, enrolment, student cards etc. Furthermore, we offer various three- to six-week summer schools combining academics with a rich menu of educational and social activities as a foretaste of university life. For international students who have been admitted to a degree programme, the Student Service Center offers a four-week pre-study course designed to help you get started at the TUM. Students new to TUM are invited to the service fair "Fit for TUM" which takes place before the semester officially starts, to get an overview of the various offerings of support services at TUM. http://www.tum.de/en/studies/international-students/
Services and support for international students
The Centre of Land, Water and Environmental Risk Management offers support with administrative and academic issues through its tutorial programme.
Learning German: While the language of instruction for many of TUM's postgraduate programmes is English, learning German and thus being able to participate in daily German life at a deeper level enriches the experience of studying and living in Munich. As such, TUM's Language Centre offers language classes for students at all levels, both prior to and during the semester: http://www.sprachenzentrum.tum.de/en/startseite/
It is not easy to find a place to live in Munich - but it is not impossible either! TUM supports students and employees in their search for accommodation, providing personal advice, in-house listings and useful information to ensure that you can quickly find a place to call your own: http://www.tum.de/en/university-life/accommodations/
With high rents and not enough rooms in halls of residence, the Munich rental market is one of the most competitive in Germany - especially for students. The city boasts over 1.4 million inhabitants, with more people moving to Munich every year - many of them attracted by the excellent study opportunities that Munich has to offer.
Student halls of residence usually offer affordable accommodation for students. The Munich Student Union runs most of these halls of residence - more information at http://www.studentenwerk-muenchen.de/en/accommodation/