M.A. Human Geography

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR10000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
Stockholm University | Stockholm, Sweden
This programme aims at deepening and broadening the students knowledge of different fields in Human Geography. Human Geography is the discipline about society and its geography. A geographical perspective involves considering relations of proximity and distance and to explore geographical patterns.

Description of Human Geography

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This programme aims at deepening and broadening the student’s knowledge of different fields in Human Geography. Human Geography is the discipline about society and its geography. A geographical perspective involves considering relations of proximity and distance and to explore geographical patterns.

There is a strong tradition in Human Geography research work to study societal matters in different places and regions in the world. This discipline is a framework to pursue broad studies and it gives opportunities to specialize in deep and detailed studies.

Purpose and learning objectives

Through this programme you will obtain – broad knowledge and specialized knowledge in different fields of Human Geography – thorough knowledge in methods required to assess others’ work and pursue own studies – skills to do research work – skills to discuss, communicate and present others’ and your own research results.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline January
Tuition fee
  • EUR 10000 Year (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)

Total course/programme fee: 180000 SEK

Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

Programme content and structure

The contents of the programme can be designed according to your interest. Specializations in landscape studies, population geography, migration, economic geography and urban processes are possible. The programme offers possibilities for field studies.

There are three compulsory courses in the programme: an introductory course in theory and method in Human Geography, one of the three thematic courses (Migration and Social Change – a Life-Course Perspective; Globalizing Economies – Cities and Firms in Networks; and Landscape – Past and Present) and a master’s thesis in human geography, corresponding to a total of 60 credits.

In addition, courses in human geography amounting to at least 45 credits must be included and there is the possibility of including courses in other relevant subjects amounting to a maximum of 15 credits.

Degree and career options

The programme leads to a Master’s degree in Human Geography. Through this programme you will develop your skills and competence to do research work, to assess research work and to communicate research work. In parallel you will obtain broad and specialized knowledge in the wide field of Human Geography.

This combination of skills and knowledge qualifies the holder to participate in research and development work and to do advanced applied work. There are potential employers both nationally and internationally, often in the public sector but also in private firms. The programme offers an ideal grounding for students wishing to pursue a Doctorate in Human Geography.

Requirements for Human Geography

General requirements for Master's programmes:

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 90 ECTS credits in Human Geography, Geography, Urban and Regional planning or equivalent.

English language test exemptions

Some students may be exempt from submitting formal test evidence. These are:

  • Students who have a Bachelor's degree from a university where English is the only language of instruction, according to the latest edition of International Handbook of Universities.
  • Students who have a Bachelor's degree (a Swedish Kandidatexamen or equivalent academic qualifications) with English as the major subject.
  • Students with a 4-year university degree in Engineering, Science or Technology from India and Pakistan.
  • Students who have 30 HE credits from a Nordic country and the language of instruction of the course/programme/university is English.

Work Experience for Human Geography

No work experience is required.

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