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Master's program in Human GeographyRadboud University Nijmegen
Master's program in Human Geography
Studying the spatial behavior of people, firms and organizations.
The Master's program in Human Geography addresses the relationship between human activities and their spatial environment in a number of topical fields. It takes a critical, emancipatory approach to the field by engaging with the less privileged in society, but also trying to contribute to positive change and development in many different fields. The program focuses on the newest theories and conceptual approaches, while never losing sight of the societal relevance of the topics being studied.
Master's specializations include:
- Conflicts, Territories and Identities
- Cultural Geography and Tourism
- Economic Geography
- Europe: Borders, Identity and Governance
- Globalization, Migration and Development
- Urban and Cultural Geography
- Flexible specialization
- Dual mode
Students with a Dutch degree
In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Spatial Planning or Human Geography. Request information to learn more about the admission requirements for students with a Dutch degree.
Students with an international degree
In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Spatial Planning or Human Geography, a proficiency in English and a background in research methodology. Request information to learn about the admission requirements for students with an international degree.
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You can choose a specialization of the Master's in Human Geography that best reflects your interests:
Conflicts, Territories and Identities
You’ll come to understand the backgrounds and causes, the mental and physical borders related to (international) conflicts, war and terrorism as well the strategies and challenges organisations intervening in these conflicts deal with.
Cultural Geography and Tourism
Learn to understand and interpret advanced theories and practices of leisure and tourism and their influence on the social and physical environment.
Study the role of regions as locations for economic activities. Focus on the meaning of local and global culture, and policy-making at various spatial levels.
Europe: Borders, Identity and Governance
Learn more about crucial geopolitical and social developments in Europe. Dive into current debates on issues related to sovereignty and identity, European mobility, the European internal market and cross-border cooperation.
Globalization, Migration and Development
Investigate the effects of globalization and migration processes on economies, societies and resources on different parts of the world. The main focus lies on the Global South and its interaction with the Global North.
Urban and Cultural Geography
Focus on how the city is represented and how city images emerge and are contested. You’ll study the hybrid nature and the daily struggles in urban life, cultural diversity and the political economy of the city.
We also offer you the opportunity to make your own combination of courses. There must be a logical connections between them as well adhere to the general program structure. Your choice must also be approved by the Examination Board. If you are interested in this, please contact the study adviser.
The Master's program can be done in two different modes: as a one-year full-time Master's program or as a one-and-a-half-year dual mode program in (paid work in a relevant professional field combined with university course work).
EU - €2.143
Non-EU - €11.471
About this institute
Radboud University Nijmegen
At the Nijmegen School of Management we like to push the boundaries of conventional thinking and encourage students to participate and be active in the international community.At our faculty we have combined academic research and education to create a challenging...
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