MSc in Human Geography

Radboud University

Program Description

MSc in Human Geography

Radboud University

Introduction

Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations. Or, to put it simply, it is a study that observes the relationship between human activities and their spatial environment. Because it is an integrative discipline, Human Geography serves as an excellent platform for integrating knowledge from various related disciplines, such as Sociology, Psychology, International Relations, Economics, Business Administration and Development Studies.

Specialisations

In addition to a specialisation which is fully tailored to your personal interests, you can choose one of the following specialisations which we already prepared for you:

  • Economic Geography
  • Globalization, Migration and Development
  • Urban and Cultural Geography
  • Europe: Governance, Borders and Identities
  • Conflicts, Territories and Identities
  • Free Specialisation (combination of courses of your own choice)
Courses

Specialisation: Conflicts, territories and identities

  • Geopolitics of Borders
  • Conflicting Theories
  • Preparing the Master Thesis
  • Excursion
  • Political and Geographical Conflict Resolution
  • Elective course
  • Master's thesis

Specialisation: Economic Geography
  • Our Common Ground: Human geographic research colloquium
  • Economic Geographies: Foundations, critiques and alternatives
  • Preparing the Master Thesis
  • City and Region Marketing
  • Economy, Space and Culture in Nijmegen
  • Elective Course
  • Master's thesis
Specialisation: Europe: Borders, Identity and Governance
  • Our Common Ground: Human geographic research colloquium
  • Geopolitics of Borders
  • Preparing the Master Thesis
  • Cross-Border Governance
  • Two Elective Courses
  • Master's thesis
Specialisation: Globalisation, Migration and Development
  • Our Common Ground: Human geographic research colloquium
  • Globalising Cities and Hinterlands
  • International Migration and Development
  • Elective Courses
  • Preparing the Master Thesis
  • Master's thesis
Specialisation: Urban and Cultural Geography
  • Our Common Ground: Human geographic research colloquium
  • Urban and Cultural Geography
  • Preparing the Master Thesis
  • Economy, Space and Culture in Nijmegen
  • Electives
  • Master's thesis

Career prospects

Graduates will be qualified for many different job positions. These jobs all require excellent analytical skills at an academic level, a critical perspective, thorough knowledge of societal relations and a clear vision of how crucial societal problems can be solved. Human Geography graduates find jobs rather easily at (international) research institutes, international companies, or at consultancy firms. Top-ranking positions, in private industry as well as in governmental and non-governmental organisations can also be found. Admission requirements

Specialisation Conflict, Territories and Identities:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Human Geography from Radboud University or another relevant Bachelor’s degree with at least 24 ECs in conflict studies and/or political geography
  2. Having successfully completed a course in social scientific research methods is highly recommend and will increase your chance of getting selected for this specialization
  3. Excellent proficiency in English
  4. A letter of motivation
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. List of your grades obtained during previous training
Other specialisations

There are two requirements:

  1. A completed Bachelor’s degree in Human Geography or related area: You will need to have a Dutch Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent, from a research university) received from a geography-oriented discipline, such as Spatial Planning, Geography, International Relations, Social Sciences, etc.
  2. A proficiency in English: TOEFL iBT (minimum overall score of 90, with subscores not lower than 18), IELTS Academic (minimum overall score of 6.5, with subscores not lower than 6.0), Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) (minimum score of C), or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) (minimum score of C).

Deadlines Programmes starting in September

  • Non-EEA students: 1 April.
  • EEA students: 1 May.
Note: certificates may not be older than two years, and in certain instances (see our website) you may be exempted from providing proof of English language proficiency. Quality label

This programme was also rated ‘Best Master's Programme’ by Elsevier magazine’s annual survey of the best degree programmes.



Last updated March 24, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 1, 2016
Duration
Duration
1 year
Full time
Price
Price
1,984 EUR
Information
Deadline
May 1, 2018
EU/EEA; 01/04/2015 - non-EU/EEA (each year)
Start date Sept. 1, 2016
Place
Netherlands Nijmegen
Application deadline May 1, 2018
EU/EEA; 01/04/2015 - non-EU/EEA (each year)
End date Aug. 31, 2017
Duration 1 year
Price 1,984 EUR
for EEA - 9,232 EUR for non-EEA students