Master Human Geography

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR18795 per Full programme (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    Free (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Stockholm, Sweden
This programme offered at Stockholm University aims 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.



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 the Human Geography programme offered at Stockholm University 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.

Programme content and structure

Compulsory courses: Space and Society – Theory and Method in Human Geography, 15 credits, Advanced Method in Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning, 15 credits, Master’s Thesis in Human Geograohy, 30 credits.

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.

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 doctoral studies.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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Tuition fee
  • EUR18795 per full programme ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

  • Free ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.


Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland

  • First instalment: 45000 SEK
  • Total course/programme fee: 180000 SEK
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses included:
  • Field Project in Urban and Regional Planning
  • GIS in the Social Sciences
  • Globalising Economies – Networks of Cities, Regions and Firms
  • Landscape: Past and Present
  • Project on Assignment in Human Geography
  • Segregation, Neighbourhood Effects and Housing Planning
  • Spatial Planning Across Europe
  • Urbanization and Environment
  • Work Experience in Human Geography
For more information, please visit the programme website.


Special eligibility requirements
Bachelor's degree with at least 90 ECTS credits in Human Geography, Geography, Urban and Regional planning or equivalent. English B/English 6 (Swedish Upper Secondary School course) or equivalent.

International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to universities in Sweden when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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