Land Management B. Sc.

The bachelor course of studies (partial degree) in Land Management is an offer aimed specifically at students of the bachelor's degree program Geography of the Ludwig-Maximilian Universität in Munich. It was designed to offer the students access to expertise and special knowledge of the different disciplines of the Technical University of Munich.

During five semesters interdisciplinary knowledge in complex areas like land management, community development and environmental science is communicated. Thereby students learn about instruments and methods of spatial planning and land development as well as they get in contact with practical experiences and actual problems of the field.

What you'll learn

As a graduate, you will be able to work independently on interdisciplinary land-related issues. You understand the connection between environmental planning and land policy and can evaluate certain planning models and methods regarding the land aspect. You are familiar with the basic principles of land use planning and are able to relate technical tasks to larger societal contexts such as demography, economic performance or structural policy.

In addition, you are familiar with the legal foundations, hierarchies, processes and objectives of spatial planning. You will be able to comprehend the functioning and structure of public administrations and understand instruments of public law. Your knowledge will enable you to develop and implement structured and future-oriented development strategies for rural and urban living spaces. Thanks to your interdisciplinary way of thinking, you will be able to work independently or as part of a team on complex problems in the field of land readjustment and land development. You have developed your skills in intercultural communication and can actively resolve conflicts.

If you decide to start your career after graduating from the bachelor's program in land readjustment and land development, then prospects will open up in the public sector as well as in private engineering and planning offices in areas such as land and land development, land readjustment, environmental planning, and research and development.

Study information

The goal is to complement the course content in an interdisciplinary manner. The focus of the partial course of studies is on 

  • complex spatial planning 
  • rural and urban land policy and land readjustment
  • municipal and land development
  • land, soil and real estate management
  • land registry and cadastre 
  • valuation. 

In addition to current technical and methodological knowledge, the focus is on close contact with practice and current issues from research.

Registration is scheduled for the 1st semester. Deviating from this, registration for the 2nd or 3rd semester is also possible. However, due to the later start date, courses may overlap. In addition, it could be associated with a higher workload and greater time pressure for the completion of the Bachelor's degree. Therefore, students are encouraged to first make an appointment with the program coordinator if they plan to begin the program later than the 1st semester.
A change later than 3rd semester is not possible, since the course work could no longer be completed within the regular study period according to FPSO § 38.

The bachelor's subprogram in land use planning and land development comprises four compulsory modules

  • Spatial Planning and Administrative Law
  • Landscape management for geographers
  • Land readjustment and land value assessment 
  • Municipal and land development

They are supplemented by the compulsory elective modules

  • Special tasks of land management 
  • Environmental and land use planning 

LMU students apply during the application phase via the application portal TUMonline

This degree program is open admission. This means that there is no selection procedure. You will receive an acceptance if the online application with all required documents has been submitted by the deadline your documents have been reviewed. Only if you are admitted, you will have to submit some additional documents as certified copies in paper form for enrollment.

Prospective students with an international university entrance qualification usually have to request preliminary examination documentation from uni-assist in advance. 

The languages of instruction in this degree program are German and English. This means that you will complete modules in both German and English during your studies. When you apply, you must prove that you have sufficient knowledge of German. The proof must be received by TUM by the end of the application period. With this proof you fulfill the minimum requirement for admission. However, in order to successfully complete your studies, it may be necessary to further expand and deepen your language skills. Our Language Center will support you.