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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7 Geography Master's degrees in Netherlands

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. 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. Human Geography

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

Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences
M.Sc. Regional Studies

This programme trains you to do research in the Spatial Sciences: economic and cultural geography, spatial planning and demography.

Faculty of Spatial Sciences
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. 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. Cultural Geography

The Master teaches students how to make a useful contribution to improving place-related liveability, quality of life and wellbeing in society. Students become professionally competent in the field of geography and liveability so that they can make a useful contribution to improving place-related liveability, quality of life and wellbeing in society.

Faculty of Spatial Sciences