Masters in Geography

Geography is the science of the Earth that is concerned with land formations, terrain, inhabitants and phenomena. There are four traditional directions of research in this field: the spatial analysis of natural and human phenomena, physical study, the study of relations between man and land and Earth science. Geography aims at understanding the Earth with all its natural and artificial complexities.

As discipline, Geography can be divided into two areas of study: human and physical geography. Human Geography is focused on the human influence on the environment and the space it inhabits. Physical Geography studies the natural environment, the weather, vegetation, soil, water and land formations.

Geography is a base science that is necessary also in solving matters such as climate change, energy dependence, conflicts and war, globalization and even terrorism. Geography has also different applications like urban planning, community development, cartography, climatology, geoscience, transportation management, environmental management and many others in which potential students can specialize.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,100 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 16,500 per year
  • 12 months

The course focuses on scientific, technical and computational aspects of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Geographical Information Science (GIScience) with particular reference to the socioeconomic and environmental sciences. It provides a source of highly qualified and motivated students for employers in the GIS/GIScience sector, for whom such skills are in high demand.

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Coastal and Marine Management Coastal and Marine Management
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 970 per year
  • Non-EEA € 1,950 per year
  • 18 months

Coastal and Marine Management is a cross-disciplinary master´s program that prepares students to engage with one of the most compelling and important subjects today: natural resource management and utilization.

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Earth Science Earth Science
  • Oct 2015
    Not specified
  • 36 months

This MSc course explores current aspects of Earth science, investigating how the Earths lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere are dependent upon each other, interacting across a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. You will learn to critically evaluate current research and gain skills that allow you to update your knowledge of Earth science.

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Geographical Information Systems (Online) Geographical Information Systems (Online)
  • Jan 2016
  • Apr 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 8,000 per year
  • International £ 8,000 per year
  • 36 months

The overall aim of this course is to provide open distance learning for people working in commercial or public sector organisations who require core training and skills development in Geographical Information Systems (GIS), or for students who want to study in their own environment and in their own time.

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Transport Planning and the Environment Transport Planning and the Environment
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 6,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 15,750 per year
  • 12 months

Transport is a major cause of environmental impact. Whether it is air pollution, noise, encroachment on the green belt or climate change, it is widely accepted that further expansion of transport must be balanced against the environmental damage. This programme takes a detailed look at this relationship, and equips students with practical approaches to environmentally sound transport planning. Students study the core principles of transport planning and then apply these to the environmental issues.

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Geography and Spatial Planning Geography and Spatial Planning
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 400 per year
  • Non-EEA € 400 per year
  • 24 months

The Master in Geography and Spatial Planning (former "Master in Spatial Development and Analysis") provides insights into the analysis of the patterns of spatial development and spatial governance in Europe, with a strong emphasis on integrative approaches and sustainable development strategies.

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Geological Sciences Geological Sciences
  • Dec 2015
  • National $ 1,289 per module
  • International $ 1,974 per module
  • 24 months

UMD Geological Sciences offers programs leading to the M.S or Ph.D. within the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota. Faculty and students have a close working relationship. Programs are tailored to the area of the student's specialization, in consultation with a faculty advisor. We strive for research that balances field, laboratory, and theoretical studies. Although most candidates for advanced degrees will have completed a bachelor’s degree in geology, geophysics, or related fields, students in other fields of natural science are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have at least one year each of calculus, chemistry, and physics. Field camp and/or undergraduate research experience is recommended.

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Leisure, Tourism and Environment Leisure, Tourism and Environment
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 1,906 per year
  • Non-EEA € 14,875 per year
  • 24 months

The programme is characterised by a world-wide, trans-disciplinary, critical and innovative approach. It focuses on the relationship between leisure and environment, with special attention on tourism.

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Geography Geography
  • Dec 2015
    Not specified
  • Not specified

The Department of Geography provides research-focused training for those seeking an interdisciplinary understanding of the world. It prepares students for careers in science and technology, government, teaching, and business; theoretical and applied work in geography; and conducting original research.

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Geography Geography
  • Sep 2015
    Not specified
  • Not specified

A Master’s degree is offered under both Plan I and Plan II as described in the earlier pages of this catalog.

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Geographic Information and Climate Change Geographic Information and Climate Change
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,650 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 13,400 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc Geographic Information and Climate Change course provides cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, Satellite Remote Sensing and Earth System Modelling alongside aspects of Climate Change. The course places particular emphasis on the technical aspects of GIS and Earth Observation as well as the past, present and future global and regional environmental and climatic change.

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Geography & Environmental Engineering Geography & Environmental Engineering
  • Dec 2015
  • National $ 47,060 per year
  • International $ 47,060 per year
  • Not specified

Graduate study in the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering prepares students for leadership roles in practice, development, and research pertinent to environmental and urban problems. At the graduate level, students are expected to increase the depth of their academic training in their particular area of expertise, and to develop the capacity to collaborate with individuals from other disciplines. Because of its diversity of interests and association with other JHU departments, the department can offer a broad range of graduate programs based on the natural, social, and engineering sciences.

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