Masters in Geography

Geography is divided into two inter-connected sub-disciplines: physical geography and human geography. Physical geography uses plenty of techniques and information from cartography, while human geography analyses topics related to human society such as agriculture, economy, population distribution, etc. The interaction between humans and the Earth is an object of study especially for students in a Master’s degree in geography.

The traditional fields that are studied during such a programme concern land formations, inhabitants, terrain and the derived phenomena. Specializations can be taken in physical study, relations between man and land, Earth science and the spatial analysis of natural and human phenomena. The main skill that students gain after a Master degree in geography is the understanding of the complex natural and artificial mechanism of the Earth.

Geography is also one of the basic sciences in education and helps students acquire skills in matters of conflict and war, energy dependence, climate change, globalization and terrorism. Graduates can easily get employed as cartographers, international development workers or tourism officers.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Geopolitical Studies (GPS) Master Geopolitical Studies (GPS)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 6,000 per year
  • International € 6,000 per year
  • 24 months

Geopolitical Studies is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme fully accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education, which seeks to explore the dynamic relationship between International Politics and Human Geography, focussing on essential theories, thinkers and regions.

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Spatial Designs and Society M.Sc. Spatial Designs and Society
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0
  • International € 24,600
  • 24 months

Two year full-time Master/MSc program in English - Spatial Designs and Society. Students are taught by internationally recognized geographers and anthropologists from the UK, Canada and Denmark at Roskilde University.

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Geography M.Sc. Geography
  • Any time
  • International € 29,037
  • EEA € 0
  • 24 months

The Master's programme in Geography is offered by the University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Science. It is increasingly evident that we are moving towards an urban world; most of the planets population now live and carry out their livelihoods in urban areas and business and production are increasingly concentrated to urban regions.

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Geographic Information and Climate Change M.Sc. Geographic Information and Climate Change
  • Any time
  • International £ 13,800 per year
  • EEA £ 5,800 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc Geographic Information and Climate Change course at Swansea University provides cross-disciplinary training in the scientific basis of GIS, Satellite Remote Sensing and Earth System Modelling alongside aspects of Climate Change.

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In Geography and Spatial Planning Master In Geography and Spatial Planning
  • Any time
  • EEA € 400 per year
  • International € 400 per year
  • 24 months

The Master In Geography and Spatial Planning from the University of Luxembourg is designed to respond to the growing need for highly qualified experts that can embrace the multi- dimensionality and complexity of the evolution of cities and regions, reflecting global changes and local dynamics.

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Geography M.Sc. Geography
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 12,573 per year
  • 24 months

The Master of Science in Geography aims at analysing the spatial extent of natural resources and the processes that shape and change the landscape. The core of the programme concerns the environmental problems arising from the use of resources such as water, soil and minerals.

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South Asian Studies M.A. South Asian Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • International € 0 per year
  • 24 months

South Asian studies focuses on the languages as well as the ancient culture of South Asia, which dates back thousands of years. There is an enormous amount of literary material as well as artistic and archaeological monuments originating from the present all the way back to the third millennium BCE. Geographically, South Asia consists of modern-day India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. At times South Asian culture has influenced almost all of other Asia, especially Tibet, other Inner Asia and Southeast Asia.

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Human Geography M.Sc. Human Geography
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,006 per year
  • International € 9,432 per year
  • 12 months

The Master’s programme in Human Geography observes the relationship between human activities and their spatial environment. Geography serves as an excellent platform for integrating knowledge from various related disciplines, such as Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, International Relations, Economics, Business Administration and Development Studies. There are five specialisations: Conflicts, Territories and Identities, Economic Geography, Europe: Governance, Borders and Identities, Globalisation, Migration and Development or Urban and Cultural Geography.

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/ MSc By Research M.A. / MSc By Research
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 4,250 per year
  • International £ 16,500 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc or MA by Research (MbR) at University of Leeds is distinct from our taught masters programmes and involves planning, implementing and writing up a research project (12 months full time; 24 months part time). You will be supervised by two members of academic staff and will be encouraged to submit your work for publication at the end of the course.

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Marine Geosciences M.Sc. Marine Geosciences
  • Oct 2016
  • International $ 9,100 per year
  • 24 months

With the eastern Mediterranean as our natural marine laboratory, the International M.Sc. Program in Marine Geosciences provides students with a unique opportunity to develop practical scientific experience at sea alongside a rigorous academic curriculum.

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Exploration Geophysics M.Sc. Exploration Geophysics
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 9,250 per year
  • International £ 22,500 per year
  • 12 months

This Exploration Geophysics course from the University of Leeds prepares you to embark on a career in resource exploration, environmental and engineering geophysics. Running for over 50 years it is well-established and has strong links to industry. It provides you with a broad range of practical skills, underpinned by a theoretical understanding that equips you to become a professional in your chosen field.

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