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Human Geography

Degree type
Language of education
English (100%)
12 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Type of institution
Research University

Program description

Intertwined spatial developments of urbanisation and globalisation processes are central to the Human Geography curriculum.

In the context of urban and political geographies, the programme offers a broad range of geographical sub-disciplines and skills to engage with the multi-scalar character of social, political, economic and cultural processes, and the associated spatial structures. Current socio-spatial relations are studied in several domains (social, economic, political, cultural and environmental) through the lenses of space, place and scale. Accordingly, the programme includes core courses on geographical theories, ethics and methodologies, research methods and various thematic courses which enable students to explore the multiple dimensions of contemporary challenges and phenomena. Within the programme in Human Geography, students can compose their own geographical profile through the selected thematic courses and thesis project.

Admission requirements

Previous education

The Master's programme in Human Geography seeks students with an academic Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in Human Geography (Sociale Geografie), or in another social science discipline related to the programme.

Knowledge minimum

All applicants are expected to have a solid basis in the field of human geography studies with at least (an equivalent of) 30 ECTS earned during previous studies.

Language test

All non-native speakers of English (including Dutch students) applying to one of the English-taught programmes offered by the Graduate School of Social Sciences, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. All students must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions and undertake written work in English.

Language requirements

CAE: C1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6.5, IELTS listening: 6, IELTS reading: 6, IELTS writing: 6, IELTS speaking: 6, TOEFL paper based: 575, TOEFL computer based: 232, TOEFL internet based: 90

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