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

Spatial Designs and Society Spatial Designs and Society, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Geopolitical Studies (GPS) Geopolitical Studies (GPS), Master
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 6,000 per year
  • International € 6,000 per year
  • 24 months

Geopolitical Studies is a unique, multidisciplinary programme, offering the students a chance to learn from academic authorities and experts in this field. The programme analyses and explores various and often inter-related processes that shape the global geopolitics and geoeconomics, focusing on the geostrategically important regions and on the cutting-edge theoretical concepts.

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Geography and Geoinformatics Geography and Geoinformatics, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 5,380 per semester
  • EEA € 0
  • 24 months

An MSc in Geography and Geoinformatics from University of Copenhagen gives you the opportunity to focus your efforts within a specialised field of geography.

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Urban and Economic Geography Urban and Economic Geography, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,006 per year
  • International € 15,167 per year
  • National € 2,006 per year
  • 24 months

In this Master’s programme in Urban and Economic Geography (previously known as Human Geography and Planning) at Utrecht University, you will gain a broad theoretical and methodological background that will allow you to become an academic or professional researcher of ongoing social, spatial, and economic developments in cities and regions.

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Geography Geography, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 890 per year
  • International € 890 per year
  • 24 months

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)'s Master of Geography programme is a two-year advanced study in geography organised by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the K.U.Leuven.

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Human Geography Human Geography, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Geography Geography, M.Sc.
  • 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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Marine Geosciences Marine Geosciences, M.Sc.
  • Oct 2017
  • International $ 8,900 per year
  • 24 months

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

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Human Geography Human Geography, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,006 per year
  • International € 15,167 per year
  • National € 2,006 per year
  • 12 months

Human Geography is a new Master’s programme from Utrecht University that starts in September 2017. It stems from the former Economic Geography and Urban Geography programmes.

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Geography and Spatial Planning Geography and Spatial Planning, Master
  • 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 Geography, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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