Human Geography

The Master's programme in Human Geography 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, but also trying to contribute to positive change and development in many different fields. Within the Master's Human Geography, you have a choice between different Master's specialisations.

  • Conflict, Territories and Identities

    You’ll come to understand the backgrounds and causes, the mental and physical borders related to (international) conflicts, war and terrorism as well the strategies and challenges organisations intervening in these conflicts deal with.

  • Cultural Geography and Tourism

    Learn to understand and interpret advanced theories and practices of leisure and tourism and their influence on the social and physical environment.

  • New Economic Geographies, Ecologies and Business Innovation

    Study the role of regions as locations for economic activities. Focus on the meaning of local and global culture and policy-making at various spatial levels.

  • Europe: Borders, Identity and Governance

    Learn more about crucial geopolitical and social developments in Europe. Dive into current debates on issues related to sovereignty and identity, European mobility, the European internal market and cross-border cooperation.

  • Globalisation, Migration and Development

    Investigate the effects of globalisation and migration processes on economies, societies and resources on different parts of the world. The main focus lies on the Global South and its interaction with the Global North.

  • Urban and Cultural Geography

    Focus on how the city is represented and how city images emerge and are contested. You’ll study the hybrid nature and the daily struggles in urban life, cultural diversity and the political economy of the city.

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Education: Geography

    If you want to combine your first-degree teaching qualification in Geography and your specialised Master’s programme, become an academic teacher by taking this Master’s programme, which combines course content and teaching methodology.

Pre-Master's

When your education background does not grant you direct admission to the Master's programme in Human Geography, you can, in some cases enrol in a pre-Master's programme. A pre-Master’s programme is (usually) a one-year programme (60 EC’s) especially designed to bridge the gap between your prior education and our Master’s in Human Geography. Finishing one of these programmes grants direct access to the Master’s programme.

  • Pre-Master's Human Geography

    When your education background does not grant you direct admission to the Master's programme in Human Geography, you can, in some cases enrol in a pre-Master's programme. Finishing a pre-master's grants direct access to the Master’s programme.