|Application deadline:||May 1; Non-EEA: March 1|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2014|
|Credits:|| 60 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||12 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations. Or, to put it simply, it is a study that observes the relationship between human activities and their spatial environment. Because it is an integrative discipline, Human Geography serves as an excellent platform for integrating knowledge from various related disciplines, such as Sociology, Athropology, Psychology, International Relations, Economics, Business Administration and Development Studies.Specialisations in the Master's in Human Geography
The Human Geography Master's programme at Radboud University Nijmegen offers five specialisations and the option to develop your own specialisation:
The Master's programme can also be conducted in dual mode (information in Dutch: studying next to working in the human geographic profession). Additionally there is a post-Master's programme for secondary teacher training also called educational Master's at the ILS (in Dutch).
Throughout the Master's programme you will be assessed by a mixture of written exams, essays, papers, projects, oral presentations and your Master's thesis.
Latest and more detailed information can be found on the web-site of the Department of Geography, Planning and Environment:
You can choose one of the following specialisations which we already prepared for you:
In this specialisation, you will study national and international conflicts, wars and terrorism. You will look at the background and causes for these conflicts (imperialism, geopolitics, failing states, religions, national identities, discrimination, raw materials, borders) as well as their management and solution (good governance, humanitarian help, diplomacy, peacekeeping forces).
With the Economic Geography specialisation, you learn about the role of a region as a location for business. In terms of increasing competition, an optimal interaction between business and the local or regional area is essential. For example, consider knowledge flows, recruiting and training employees, relationships with suppliers, local governments, and private organisations.
This specialisation covers the most important European social and political-geographic themes that currently define scientific, social and policy debate. The focus will be on two main aspects. Firstly there will be attention to the internal relationship between national sovereignty and identity, and the community and cohesion within the European Union as a whole. Secondly there will be a focus on the European Union's foreign policy and its role in the world.
The specialisation of Globalisation, Migration & Development is a study of world issues such as globalisation and the socio-economic and spatial developments in various parts of the world. This Master's specialisation covers the following key topics: counteracting social and spatial inequality, processes of social exclusion, the emancipation of social groups, immigration, and the multicultural society.
Cities are bustling and dynamic centres of our society, a highly concentrated mixture of people, companies and organisations. Cities often have connections with other regions and their influence branches out far beyond the cities themselves, even including the whole world. When taking the Urban and Cultural Geography specialisation, you learn how different actors influence not only the physical make-up of the city, but also the way in which the character and identity of the city is presented and understood.
Our flexible specialisation allows you to take the courses that suit your interests. You can take courses from the other Human Geography Masters specialisations and choose optional courses (electives). Obviously, your choice of courses has to be approved first, but you are in any case free to explore your fields of interest.
|CAE score:||60 (Grade C)|
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||575|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||232|
|TOEFL iBT® test:||90|
There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University Nijmegen. Please check which scholarship is applicable in your case.
Radboud Scholarship Programme
As of February 2008 Radboud University Nijmegen has its own Radboud Scholarship Programme. This programme offers a selected number of talented prospective non-EEA students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue an English-taught Master´s degree programme at Radboud University Nijmegen.
Erasmus Mundus ERANET - COMING SOON!
The ERANET - Mundus project offers a selected number of talented prospective Russian students the opportunity to receive a scholarship to pursue an English-taught Master's degree programme at Radboud University Nijmegen.
Erasmus Mundus SAPIENT
The Erasmus Mundus programme (2009-2013) is an EU cooperation and mobility programme in the field of higher education. SAPIENT provides all South African students the possibility to study at one of the top universities of the International Research Universities Network (IRUN).
Programmes under the auspices of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Netherlands Fellowship Programme: This Fellowship Programme offers scholarships for selected NFP programmes including selected programmes of Radboud University Nijmegen.
Dutch study grant system: EU/EEA students who wish to take a degree programme in the Netherlands can sometimes be eligible for a Dutch student grant.
STUNED: The Stuned programme is applicable to postgraduate students from Indonesia.
Please also check if there are scholarships or grants available in your own country for studying in the Netherlands. Below we have listed a number of scholarships that are available from specific countries.
Fulbright scholarships: Fulbright Scholarships are available for American graduate students and researchers.
Ford Foundation: Sometimes private foundations may be willing to fund your study period abroad. The international Fellowship Programme from the Ford Foundation is one example.
Soros Foundations: Grants, scholarships and fellowships are available for students and researchers coming from 23 countries, especially in Central and Eastern Europe.
HEC: The Higher Education Commission was set up by the Government of Pakistan and has created a scholarship programme for students from Pakistan.
Colfuturo: This programme is available for students from Colombia.
Please check also the grantfinder of the Netherlands Organisation for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC). This grantfinder enables you to find scholarships applicable to students from particular countries.
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