The Master's programme in Human Geography at Radboud University addresses the relationship between human activities and their spatial environment in a number of topical fields. It takes a critical, emancipatory approach to the field by engaging with the less privileged in society, thereby also trying to contribute to positive societal changes and long term development shifts in various fields. The programme introduces the latest theories and conceptual approaches, relating these to various topics amd empirical situations around the world to better understand their societal relevance.
The Master's programme in Human Geography has seven specialisations: Conflicts, Territories and Identities; Cultural Geography and Tourism; New Economic Geographies, Ecologies and Business Innovation; Europe: Borders, Identity and Governance; Globalisation, Migration and Development and Urban and Cultural Geography.
In addition the Master Programme also offers the option of constructing your own flexible Master's specialisation, in which you can choose your own combination of courses (once approved by the examination board).
Finally we offer two possibilities to become a fully accredited geography high school teacher in the Netherlands and to become highly competent in knowledge communication in general: (1) a two-year educational master in Geography (this programme is only available in Dutch) in which you combine one of the regular master specialisations mentioned above with geographical didactical knowledge and skills, or (2) a one-year advanced post-Master's programme offered by the Radboud Teachers Academy (website in Dutch) that follows on to a regular Master.
More overall, the Master's programme in Human Geography at Radboud University can be done in two different modes: as a one-year full-time Master's programme or as a one-and-a-half-year dual mode programme in (including paid work in a relevant professional field, combined with university course work).
The Nijmegen School of Management believes it is important for students to spend time at a university abroad. Please note, given the complexity and nature of topics studied through this Human Geography Master, and the prerequisite to do an internship, this could mean that you might take a little longer to finish the programme. Your internship experience enriches the regular course-oriented study programme with knowledge and skills readying you for a professional function in an internationally-oriented and diverse society, through employment in, and engagement with, a global economy. The Nijmegen School of Management has over 180 Erasmus contracts, and more than 50 bilateral agreements with universities outside of Europe. For more information, go to the website of the International Mobility Office.
Whether you are a first-year Bachelor's or a Master's student, the Career Service helps you to understand what you need to do to prepare thoroughly for entering the job market.
The Radboud Honours Academy offers talented and motivated students at Radboud University the opportunity to take a challenging, supplementary programme.