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.
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.
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.
USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Engineering Science (Geographic Information Systems) is ideal if you have a three year engineering degree and you want to extend your knowledge in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). You don’t even need work experience to commence your postgraduate studies in this degree.
Northumbria’s MSc in Environmental Health builds on the success of its undergraduate degree in environmental health. It offers professional accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH) – this degree provides the academic requirement to gain recognition as an Environmental Health Practitioner which itself opens career pathways into the public, private and voluntary sectors in the UK and abroad.
The MA in Global Urban Justice (GUJ) at the UoL, which is an ESRC recognized pathway to PhD qualification, is a unique postgraduate programme that combines cutting-edge theoretical and methodological training with ‘real-world’ experience of working with civil society organizations and campaign groups. It aims to meet a growing demand for interdisciplinary knowledge and expertise in the challenges of contemporary urbanization and social justice in cities and regions around the world.
The Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) is a 180-point, coursework postgraduate degree. A candidate would normally be a graduate but the degree is also open to those with other relevant qualifications.
The Graduate Pathway in Humanities offers you the chance to enhance your English and academic ability. It will prepare you to successfully pursue graduate studies at University of South Florida.
The UW-Madison Department of Geography is a leader in the field of geography and offers exceptional opportunities for graduate education. The Department has been consistently rated as one of the best in the country and for over 100 years has been the training ground for generations of geographers.
Our program introduces students to independent research while broadening and deepening their contact with a selected aspect of Geography.
Graduate studies in the Department of Geophysics involve academic course work and independent research. Our programs grant Ph.D. and M.S. degrees.
This stimulating and dynamic MSc course will permit you to register for an MSc or Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Disaster Management and Sustainable Development.
Situated at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in the dynamic city of Denver, the University of Denver is an ideal laboratory for physical and human geographers, as well as those studying human-environment interaction and geographic information science.