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 £ 5,500 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 17,500 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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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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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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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
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  • 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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Physical Geography (Geography) Physical Geography (Geography)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • Non-EEA € 12,573 per year
  • 24 months

The Master's specialisation in Physical 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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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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Transport Planning Transport Planning
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 6,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 15,750 per year
  • 12 months

Transport Planners play a key role in ensuring that transport systems are efficient and equitable. To do so they need to understand the core principles, techniques and concepts that underpin the discipline. Compulsory modules ensure that all students, whatever their background, have a solid foundation including policy, economics, planning, modelling and data analysis. Optional modules then allow for specialisation and expertise in specific areas.

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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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Sociology in European Context (SEC) Sociology in European Context (SEC)
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 6,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 6,000 per year
  • 24 months

Sociology in European Context (SEC) is a two-year English-language Master’s programme designed for international students interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of the state of the present-day field including its theory and research methods. The curriculum focuses on major social processes taking place in contemporary European countries and offers opportunities for students to develop skills including data collection, analysis and interpretation while carrying out sociological research. It is taught at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences by members of the Institute of Sociological Studies (ISS).

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