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9 MSc Programs in Human Geography

An MSc is a Master of Science, a post-graduate degree that can take one to two years to complete and focuses on the analytic side of a field. Students must have a bachelor's before pursuing this degree, typically in a related field. A dissertation or other presentation is often required to complete the program. As opposed to a study in physical geography, what is an MSc in Human Geography? Human g… Read more

An MSc is a Master of Science, a post-graduate degree that can take one to two years to complete and focuses on the analytic side of a field. Students must have a bachelor's before pursuing this degree, typically in a related field. A dissertation or other presentation is often required to complete the program.

As opposed to a study in physical geography, what is an MSc in Human Geography? Human geography deals with politics, globalization and humanity's impact on the environment. As a master's degree, this study requires a high level of knowledge in areas related to humanity and geography. Most programs require many course hours devoted to independent research in a relevant topic. Courses may focus on world geography and how humans move in groups globally and locally.

Some skills acquired in this study include understanding information systems, teamwork and presentation. Information systems are important for jobs using large amounts of data while expanded teamwork and presentation skills can help bring people together to reach a common goal.

A master's degree's cost may be offset by stipends and scholarships. These costs include books, registration and lodging. If you will move to a different country or state, you should also factor those costs into your budget plan.

Jobs for a degree-holder in human geography include those in both the public and private sectors. The flexibility of this program means students can often tailor their study to the job they want instead of feeling stuck applying for jobs that fit the given courses. Graduates can apply for positions in research, education, charitable work, and consulting. They may also serve as government advisors.

Human geography is a common subject in many schools worldwide. You want the school that is the best fit for you, so you need a focused search. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

Are you interested in studying contemporary population issues like aging, migration, and global population growth? In the master program, Population Studies students learn the ... +

Are you interested in studying contemporary population issues like aging, migration, and global population growth? In the master program, Population Studies students learn the theories, methods, and skills required to become a versatile demographer. -
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Full-time
English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
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Lund University
Lund, Sweden

This programme enables you to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in complex issues within the areas of environmental sciences, physical geography and climate chan ... +

This programme enables you to gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills in complex issues within the areas of environmental sciences, physical geography and climate change. You will learn methods and techniques for measurements and collecting data. You will also gather substantial experience using different tools and methods commonly used by professionals for analysis of environmental data, together with skills for presenting and communicating results and conclusions for different audiences. After successfully completing the programme, you will be an expert within a number of different fields, such as climate and water issues, nature conservation and international development, and work with issues relating to assessment, analysis, management and development of the environment and natural resources in a long-term sustainable perspective. Naturally, you could also pursue a career in research. -
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Full-time
2 years
English
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Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

In the Human Geography Master's program, you learn how urban and economic issues are interwoven. As a student of the Human Geography Master’s, you will study the city and its ... +

In the Human Geography Master's program, you learn how urban and economic issues are interwoven. As a student of the Human Geography Master’s, you will study the city and its economic developments from various academic perspectives and thematic angles, with an interdisciplinary approach. -
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Full-time
English
Campus
 

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Radboud University
Nijmegen, Netherlands

Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations.

Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations. -
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English
Sep 2023
01 Mar 2023
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University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Edgbaston, United Kingdom

Our Research in Human Geography MSc combines expertise from Geography with Political Science, International Studies, Sociology and Social Policy; allowing you to gain a unique ... +

Our Research in Human Geography MSc combines expertise from Geography with Political Science, International Studies, Sociology and Social Policy; allowing you to gain a unique breadth of academic research, teaching and key transferable skills. The MRes Research in Human Geography is a research training Masters' degree. It can provide a useful foundation for undertaking a PhD in Human Geography or is ideal for those who want to acquire rigorous research skills more generally. -
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Part-time
English
Sep 2023
31 Aug 2023
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University of Groningen
Leeuwarden, Netherlands

How can tourism and climate adaptation shape our natural surroundings into the flourishing countryside, thriving towns, and booming cities? And how do these landscapes sway ou ... +

How can tourism and climate adaptation shape our natural surroundings into the flourishing countryside, thriving towns, and booming cities? And how do these landscapes sway our identity and society? Cultural Geography studies the mutual shaping of human societies and our natural surroundings into cultural landscapes. Within this program, you can follow a track on sustainable tourism, or specialize in the governance of climate adaptation. Either way leads to a Master of Science degree. -
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01 Sep 2023
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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

In the master's in Economic Geography, you will learn to understand these region-specific socio-economic development paths. We focus on the actions of people and firms and how ... +

In the master's in Economic Geography, you will learn to understand these region-specific socio-economic development paths. We focus on the actions of people and firms and how they govern regional economic development: where do entrepreneurs start their businesses, how do firms grow, where do people live, where do they move to and which jobs do they have? Can we understand their choices? With this information on an individual level, you will be able to understand regional developments and formulate policy avenues to govern such processes locally, nationally and internationally. -
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English (UK)
01 Feb 2023
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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The track, which is part of the Master in Economic Geography and organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics and Business, focuses on regional and global competitiv ... +

The track, which is part of the Master in Economic Geography and organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics and Business, focuses on regional and global competitiveness related to trade and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Trade and FDI importantly govern the interconnectivity between countries and regions and their subsequent economic development. The ongoing fragmentation of value chains - an iPad is manufactured all over the globe - leads to increasing trade between countries and a growing global presence of multinational firms. -
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English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
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Lund University
Lund, Sweden

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 ... +

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 programme aims to provide you with understanding of the spatial dimensions of social, economic, cultural and environmental processes and their importance for welfare and living conditions in various geographical contexts. 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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Full-time
2 years
English
Campus