MSc in Human Geography – Urban, Economy, Ecology and Landscape

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Program Description

Programme overview

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.

Programme structure

  • Geographical Thought (7.5 credits)
  • Geographies of Economies: Transforming Places, People and Production (7.5 credits)
  • Transdisciplinary Critical Theory of Science (7.5 credits)
  • Landscape and Political Ecology (7.5 credits)
  • Geographies of Economies: Urban and Regional Planning (7.5 credits)
  • Critical Urban Geography (7.5 credits)
  • GIS: Geographical Information Systems for the Social Sciences (7.5 credits)
  • GIS and Fieldwork Methodology (7.5 credits)
  • Elective courses and/or internship (30 credits)
  • Master’s thesis

Career prospects

Studies in human geography prepare you for a career in physical planning, environmental issues, urban development, landscape changes or economic development.

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Last updated Nov 2020

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