Human Geography covers a wide range of topics – from environmental and landscape changes to planetary urbanisation and economic crises. The scope of the subject is such that it will give you an excellent scientific base that can easily be combined with other academic subjects.
The Master’s programme in Human Geography aims to provide students with:
- knowledge of the development of theories in human geography and their relations to theories in other social and environmental sciences
- understanding of the spatial dimensions of social, economic, cultural and environmental processes and their importance for welfare and living conditions in various geographical contexts
- skills in methods and the use of advanced tools to analyse the complex relations between development processes on local, regional, national and global scales
- competence to carry out scientific investigations, analyses and advanced planning related to political, economic, social and environmental issues in an increasingly complex world
The main areas of study included in the programme are urban, social and landscape geography, economic geography and political ecology.
Courses and number of credits: Geographical Thought (7.5), Geographies of Economies: Transforming Places, People and Production (7.5), Transdisciplinary Critical Theory of Science (7.5), Landscape and Political Ecology (7.5), Geographies of Economies: Urban and Regional Planning (7.5), Critical Urban Geography (7.5), GIS: Geographical Information Systems for the Social Sciences (7.5), GIS and Fieldwork Methodology (7.5), elective courses and/or internship (30), Master’s thesis.
Studies in human geography prepare you for a career in physical planning, environmental issues, urban development, landscape changes or economic development.
Read more about this programme at www.lunduniversity.lu.se/human-geography
Why Lund University?
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. The University ranks among the world's top 100 universities in the QS World University Rankings 2019 and is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, sustainable and democratic countries.
If you would like to start building your international network in a global classroom setting, Lund University is a great option. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as one of the best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate in-depth learning.
The University is located in Lund, a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes away from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is also home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se