Masters Programs in Human Geography

Compare 5 Masters Programs in Human Geography

A master’s degree is an advanced degree that builds on the information established in undergraduate studies. The goal of master’s programs like this one is to provide specialized skill development in certain core competence areas that allow students to pursue new opportunities academically and professionally.

What is a Master in Human Geography? It is a degree focused on the study of human movement and population density across the world. Human geography courses tend to cover major logistical issues that affect multiple nations, from resource needs to borders and boundaries. Some programs specialize in border studies specifically, but even for those that take an expansive view, this subtopic makes up the backbone of the degree.

Students may gain an understanding of large-scale patterns of human movement through the study of statistical modeling and disciplined documentation of data. This understanding may also help students develop insights into policies and their effects, making them better suited for the roles they will move into after graduation. They may also gain organizational skills while mastering their core degree knowledge.

Costs for degrees in this field change quite a bit according to the location and type of school being considered. That’s because the funding models for institutions of higher education vary from country to country, so you will need specific research.

Human geography graduates are in demand for positions as geospatial analysts, assembling data from various open-source research projects to create and update global mapping systems. They are also sought out for positions as project managers, developing and refining geocoded products in the manufacturing sector. Recently, human geography has become a sought-after field of study for pharmaceutical sales representatives too.

Online schools offering these programs of study are widespread and easy to find. It just takes a little research. 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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Master in Coastal Communities and Regional Development

University Centre of the Westfjords
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months September 2018 Iceland Westfjords

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the future. [+]

Coastal Communities and Regional Development is an international, multidisciplinary master’s program on the development of rural and remote areas in the past and in the future. It focuses on coastal communities along the North Atlantic and the Arctic, although theoretical foundations might be found in other regions.

The program is specially built on the principle and practice of sociology, macroeconomics and geography/planning. By the end of the program, students understand the changes and challenges of coastal communities' development and have versed themselves in methods and skills to predict their development and manage it. The language of teaching and general communication is English. The program is offered by the University Centre of the Westfjords in Ísafjörður in co-operation with the University of Akureyri. Teaching takes place in Ísafjörður.... [-]


University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in territorial analysis and management: planning, governance, and territorial leadership - 3rd Edition

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Tarragona

The objective of this interuniversity master's degree (Universidad de Granada and Universitat Rovira i Virgili) is to provide multidisciplinary training for professionals and researchers in all areas of the territorial organisation, planning and management. [+]

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The objective of this interuniversity master's degree (Universidad de Granada and Universitat Rovira i Virgili) is to provide multidisciplinary training for professionals and researchers in all areas of the territorial organisation, planning and management. This allows students to achieve other aims which enable them to:

Achieve skills and knowledge to exercise leadership to face regional challenges and promote sustainable development. Specializing in strategic planning (local development projects, urban planning and mobility), as well as the prospective analysis of scenarios. Training in GIS, digital mapping and spatial analysis techniques applied to fields such as landscape prospective planning, network analysis, geo-marketing, etc. Qualify for integration in public administration and private business. It also provides guidance on the preparation for future students to research Duration 60 ECTS - 1 year ... [-]

Master in Border Studies

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The Master in Border Studies is a two-year joint international study programme addressing the complex economic, political, social and cultural issues of borders and of border regions in Europe and beyond. [+]

The Master in Border Studies is a two-year joint international study programme addressing the complex economic, political, social and cultural issues of borders and of border regions in Europe and beyond.

The multilingual courses are taught in German, French and English in three countries at four different universities:

University of Luxembourg; University of Lorraine (France); Saarland University (Germany); University of Kaiserslautern (Germany). Addressing the challenging questions of the 21st century

In the wake of the abolition of regular border controls in Europe and the fall of the iron curtain, the field of Border Studies has opened up new objects of research and has experienced a noticeable development boost. At the same time, European societies experience the challenges of the new closing of borders.... [-]


University/Inter-university Master’s Degree in Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus)

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Spain Tarragona Portugal Tomar France Bordeaux Barcelona + 5 more

This master's degree has three main areas: research into human palaeoecology and prehistory, palaeoanthropology, geology and palaeontology of the Quaternary; archaeological intervention; and the management, conservation and socialisation of archaeological heritage. It shares objectives and educational activities with the degrees in History and Anthropology and Human Evolution through introductory subjects to... [+]

Master of Quaternary Archaeology and Human Evolution (Erasmus Mundus)

This master's degree has three main areas: research into human palaeoecology and prehistory, palaeoanthropology, geology and palaeontology of the Quaternary; archaeological intervention; and the management, conservation and socialisation of archaeological heritage. It shares objectives and educational activities with the degrees in History and Anthropology and Human Evolution through introductory subjects to a specialisation in archaeology.

It offers a specialised, career-oriented degree designed to prepare students for research in the field of Quaternary archaeology without neglecting the important demands of society and the labour market. It aims to train students to evaluate and draw up reports on archaeological interventions so that they can work as specialists in the field of archaeology or in the management of archaeological heritage... [-]


Master in Cultural Dimension of the Arctic

Northern (Arctic) Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Arkhangelsk

The program provides extensive training in the field of the cultural studies of the Arctic, whilst encouraging students to design, to analyze, to research in the sphere of cultural dynamics of the Arctic region, comparative studies and global studies, to create the scientific and practical innovative projects aimed on the system solution of issues in the field of preservation and representation of traditional forms of culture, cultural policy implementation in the field of the maintenance of ethnocultural diversity and pluralism in the Arctic region. [+]

MISSION OF THE MASTER PROGRAM “CULTURAL DIMENSION OF THE ARCTIC” is to create knowledge system about fundamental principles and regularities of processes and mechanisms of development and creation of cultural images of the Arctic, their scientific, philosophical, religious and mythological, art reconstruction, representation, interpretation, and broadcasting in modern society. The program will contribute to steady life support and activity of indigenous ethnic groups, preservation of ethnocultural diversity in the Arctic region.

PRELIMINARY LIST OF MAIN COURSES

Technologies of complex monitoring of a sociocultural situation in the Arctic region. The Arctic as a special territory of heritage. Reserved ethnocultural landscapes of the Arctic. Traditional cultural practices of inhabitants of the Arctic region. Ethnocultural self-identification of indigenous people of the Arctic in the changing world: traditional values and modernization. Art development of the Arctic. Arctic art. Contemporary cultural practices: the Arctic tourism, ethno-art, design. Preservation and actualization of cultural heritage in the Arctic (historical and cultural monuments, objects of sea heritage, memorable places of polar expeditions; mentality, traditions, folklore). ... [-]