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Geography, Ph.D.

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University rank #101 (ARWU) Bern, Switzerland
Are you interested in doing some independent research work and would like to start a Geography  doctorate at the University of Bern?
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Overview

Key Features

As a university with eight faculties offering a full range of courses and an institution with a real emphasis on research, the University of Bern offers early career researchers attractive structures for a promising doctorate.

You can either take the doctorate within a graduate school or as part of a Geography doctoral degree program, or you can even take a traditional individual doctorate. Graduate schools and doctoral degree programs are arranged on an interdisciplinary and/or interuniversity basis in many cases. In addition to research-related training and intensive support, these also offer excellent opportunities for networking within the academic community.

Reserch 

The Institute of Geography conducts diverse research on socially relevant topics of geography. The research is organized in ten research units. Additionally, interdisciplinary research clusters and the «Mobiliar-Lab» complement the research of the individual groups. The institute has a strong relationship with the Strategic Research Centers (CDE and OCCR), the Center of Competence (CRED), and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies (ICFG).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • You have the opportunity to write a doctoral degree, to take part in a structured doctoral program (PhD program) of the faculty or at a graduate school.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

For admission at doctoral level, you must

  • hold a master's degree or a licentiate from a Swiss university or Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, or an equivalent university degree and
  • you must also fulfill any other requirements set out by the relevant faculty or graduate school (e.g. specific average grades or a specific result in your master's degree, licentiate, diploma or state exams).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    188 EUR/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 188 EUR per semester and a duration of .
  • EU/EEA

    188 EUR/semester
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 188 EUR per semester and a duration of .
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CHF 200

Living costs for Bern

  • 1655 - 2130 CHF/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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