MSc in Human Geography, Urban Studies

Lund University

Program Description

MSc in Human Geography, Urban Studies

Lund University

Programme overview

The Master’s programme in Human Geography is a two-year international programme focusing on cultural, economic, social and political aspects of human activities from distinctly geographical perspectives. Why do uneven geographies between people, neighbourhoods, cities, regions and countries develop? How do processes of globalisation and localisation affect firms and industries, people and places? What drives geographical changes – and are the geographies of such change socially and environmentally just? What can governments, companies, NGOs, activists and other actors at all scales do to address the big challenges of our time? These are the kind of questions human geographers ask and address.

The programme builds on the internationally recognised research by the academic staff at the Department of Human Geography. Our courses introduce you to the theoretical foundations as well as the research frontiers of the field, and they prepare you to develop and carry out your own advanced research in the MSc thesis. Through activities such as excursions, laboratories, internship, guest lectures and assignments, theory is linked to practice.

Career prospects

The programme prepares its graduates for a wide range of professions in public service, NGOs and the private sector. The flexibility of the programme’s second year makes it possible to tailor the education towards particular professions. This flexibility, and the Department of Human Geography’s commitment to critical and independent scholarship, also makes the master programme an ideal platform if you want to prepare for a research career – or simply to pursue a human-geographical topic that engages you.

The Department of Human Geography

The Department of Human Geography is a modern successful research institution which received great reviews in the University's internal research evaluation (RQ08). Both in research and education our Department is among the highest rated areas of the University and it hosts numerous relevant national and international research projects and educational programs.

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Why Lund University?

Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked among the world's top 100 universities in the QS Ranking 2016/2017, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.

If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.

The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.

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Last updated October 17, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
2 years
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Start date Sept. 2017
Sweden Lund
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