Radboud University

Human Geography, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language
The Master’s programme in Human Geography offered at the Radboud University 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. 

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Various disciplines in one programme

Being an integrative discipline, Human 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.

The Master's programme can also be conducted in dual mode.

Why study Human Geography at Radboud University?

  • The programme takes an emancipatory approach to the field of Human Geography, meaning that we engage with the less privileged in society.
  • We also take a very theoretical approach to this field while never losing sight of the social relevance of what we are studying.
  • The programme focuses as much on mainstream theory as on alternative ones. This will help you develop an academic attitude that allows you to be critical when it comes to your own views, research and findings.
  • Over the past years, Radboud University has made a name for itself in the field of Human Geography for not shying away from critical debates and by researching topics in the field that are of social importance but not always favoured with large (EU) funding. We’re known for not staying on the beaten path.
  • We’re a small department that covers a broad range of topics within this discipline. This means that you’ll have the advantage of enjoying plenty of one-on-one contact with expert supervisors and still being able to pursue a topic that interests you.

Accreditation

NVAO is entrusted by law (the Higher Education and Scientific Research Act) to accredit all existing Bachelor’s and Master’s degree courses and to validate new study programmes at government-funded institutions of higher education and at institutions approved (but not funded) by the Dutch government. 

Programme Structure

The Human Geography Master's programme at Radboud University offers 7 specializations:

  • Conflicts, Territories and Identities
  • Cultural Geography and Tourism
  • Economic Geography
  • Europe: Governance, Borders and Identities
  • Globalisation, Migration and Development
  • Urban and Cultural Geography
  • Flexible specialisation

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

1. A completed Bachelor's degree from a geography-related discipline.

In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent, from a research university) from a geography-related discipline, such as Spatial Planning, Geography, Environment Studies.

2. English proficiency. Students do not require English language certification if they:

  • A TOEFL score of >=90, with subscores not lower than 18
  • A IELTS score of >=6.5, with subscores not lower than 6.0
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    9879 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9879 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Nijmegen

  • 880 - 1400 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Orange Tulip Scholarship
  • Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships
  • Sino-Dutch Bilateral Exchange Scholarship
  • DIKTI-Neso Scholarships
  • Dutch Student Finance
  • Holland Scholarship Programme
  • Indonesian Education Scholarship (LPDP)

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