Master of Arts in Human Geography: Globalisation, Media and Culture

The focus of our M.A. programme “Human Geography: Globalisation, Media, and Culture” lies on the re-negotiation of the (power) relation between space, society, and culture in the current era of late post-modern globalisation. Specific emphasis is on the questions: How are these new or transformed relations medially conveyed? Which socio-cultural challenges are raised by this? How can these problems be addressed politically?

Media-sensitive cultural geography is a key in times when digital technologies permeate all spheres of our life and substantially change our communication and “geo-positioning” in the world. Communication equipment continues to be miniaturised and mobilised. Furthermore, we are experiencing a huge surge in mapping and geo-coded positioning. Thus, a new form of geographical awareness is arising, meaning we are set out on an entirely renewed interest in space, regions and places. The geographical media content of the programme is, therefore, devoted to analysing newly arranged global geographies.

The active use of relevant media technique represents a unique element in our Master of Arts programme. Our students complement their interdisciplinary academic qualification from their Bachelor-studies with versatile and innovative academic skills. Our modules also encompass a broad range of applied learning methods, including own production of short films, podcasts and blogs. Our research workshop provides you with profound knowledge in scientific theory-based research and sound training in comprehensive empirical fieldwork.

Applications can be submitted each year for winter semester. You can find deadlines for the application here. Should you have any queries, please contact the students office at the Institute of Geography (

Further information on Module 7 “Raising Levels of Professional Qualifications”

Update: Application in Corona-times - information on the current application phase (winter term 2020/21)

If you require further information on the study programme, please contact:

Elisabeth Sommerlad
Johann-Joachim-Becher-Weg 21
55099 Mainz
Room 02-183
Phone: +49 (0)6131 / 39-22162
Office hours: By appointment via email
Substitute: Dr. Sandra Petermann