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.
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:
- Conflicts, Territories and Identities
- Cultural Geography and Tourism
- Economic Geography
- Europe: Governance, Borders and Identities
- Globalisation, Migration and Development
- Urban and Cultural Geography
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.
- A completed Bachelor's degree from a geography-related discipline
- Proficiency in English
Programmes starting in September
- Non-EEA students: 1 April.
- EEA students: 1 May.
This programme was also rated ‘Best Master's Programme’ by Elsevier magazine’s annual survey of the best degree programmes.
Last updated June 21, 2016