Study Geography in Netherlands

Study Geography in Netherlands

Studying Geography

Geography is the science that “pictures or writes about the Earth”, in all of its forms – lands, inhabitants and transformations. Graduates of Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees in Geography can become successful cartographers, environmental consultants, town planners or even landscape architects.

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Studying in Netherlands

The Netherlands (also known as Holland) was the first non-English-speaking country to offer degrees in English. Therefore, various programmes are taught in English and are very internationally oriented.

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13 Geography Master's degrees in Netherlands

, M.Sc. Cities, Water and Climate Change

Cities, because of high levels of energy consumption and mobility, are the main contributors to climate change. At the same time, cities, because of their population density, are most vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The Master's specialisation in Cities, Water and Climate Change discusses the relationship between city planning and development, climate mitigation and adaptation.

Nijmegen School of Management
, M.Sc. Cultural Geography and Tourism

Understanding and interpreting advanced theories and practices of leisure and tourism and the interaction between tourism and the social, cultural and physical environment. Tourism is based on the cultural appreciation and value of the cities and landscapes tourists visit. Tourism also has a major economic, social and environmental impact on places and regions. This Master's specialisation allows you to understand the processes involved and how to use them in practice. In this specialisation you will mainly learn to understand and interpret advanced theories and practices of leisure and tourism and their influence on the social and physical environment. Since tourism is mainly about experiencing places and events, you will learn to understand where these experiences come from, what effects they have and how they can be influenced.

Nijmegen School of Management
, M.Sc. Globalisation, Migration and Development

You will study various dimensions and aspects of globalisation, notably as this relates to socio-economic and spatial development for different parts of the world, the Global South in particular. Core issues on which this master specialisation will focus include: changing relationships of global and local societies through the rise of new social and spatial inequalities brought about by global processes, migration and mobility and the emergence of transnational identities versus local interpretations in so-called multicultural societies.

Nijmegen School of Management
, M.Sc. Human Geography

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.

Nijmegen School of Management
, M.Sc. Meteorology and Air Quality

The MSc Meteorology and Air Quality at Wageningen University allows you to specialise as a meteorologist, air quality consultant or as an atmospheric scientist. With your research you will contribute to the further understanding of atmospheric processes and their relevance for weather and climate. You take courses in the fields of Weather and Climate Dynamics, Urban Meteorology and Air Quality, Atmospheric Chemistry and Air Quality, Boundary-Layer Meteorology and Land-Atmosphere Interactions.

Environment & Landscape
, M.Sc. Cultural Geography

Groningen is the only university in the Netherlands where you can do a Master in Cultural Geography. Students are trained with the necessary critical, analytical, methodological and theoretical tools to contribute to place-related liveability in society. Career perspectives vary from governments, NGOs and corporate roles.

Faculty of Spatial Sciences
, M.Sc. Economic Geography

In this Master's specialisation you will study the role of regions as locations for economic activities. Especially with increased competition an optimal interaction between economic activities and the local environment is essential. Think of flows of knowledge, the recruitment and training of employees, relations with suppliers, local governments and the role of environmental and social organisations. In this specialisation you will learn to analyse and understand local developments from a global perspective, focussing on both mainstream and alternative economic practices.

Nijmegen School of Management
, M.Sc. Urban and Cultural Geography

Cities are the vibrant and dynamic focal points of today’s society. These diverse agglomerations of people, companies and organisations are both locations for innovation and for conflict. Cities are regarded as creative places as well as conflictual places for divergent communities. In this Master's specialisation you will study how different actors influence the physical form of cities but also the way in which they present and understand the character and identity of cities and how they make use of the typical urban environment in their daily activities. They create and make cities.

Nijmegen School of Management
, M.Sc. Europe: Borders, Identity and Governance

The masters specialisation Europe: Borders, Identities and Governance will focus on b/ordering processes occurring within Europe’s internal cross-border regions (or Euregions), taking into account the context of shifts in state sovereignty, territoriality, and cultural identity in Europe’s borderlands.

Nijmegen School of Management
, M.Sc. Regional Studies

The Research Master in Regional Studies in Groningen is unique because it delivers excellent researchers in the core themes of economic geography, cultural geography, planning and demography. At the same time, graduates combine their expertise in their own field with the capacity to put these themes in a broader, interdisciplinary perspective of the interactions between population, economy, culture and planning.

Faculty of Spatial Sciences
, M.Sc. Urban and Regional Mobility

Look into different integrated mobility systems or transport modes at different spatial scales. Discover new practices and strategies to provide innovative mobility sollutions.

Nijmegen School of Management
, M.Sc. Human Geography

Intertwined spatial developments of urbanisation and globalisation processes are central to the Human Geography curriculum.

Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences