Master in Research in Human Geography - Máster en Investigación en Geografía Política
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 from a geography-related discipline, such as Spatial Planning, Geography, Political Science, International Relations, Psychology, Social Sciences, History, Anthropology, European Studies, Urban Design, Development Studies, etc. (your prior education needs to be approved by the Examination Board).
2. Proficiency in English
•A TOEFL minimum overall score of 90, with subscores no lower than 22
•An IELTS of minimum overall score of 6.5, with subscores no lower than 6.5
•Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
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.
The Master’s programme in Human Geography is taught at the Nijmegen School of Management and offers six specializations. Each specializations has a course load of 60 EC* (one-year). All the courses are 6 EC and the Master’s thesis is 24 EC.
The programme analyses political behaviour, ideas, events and institutions with an emphasis on power relations that shape the design and effectiveness of political institutions, structure patterns of cooperation and govern conflict in global politics. Specialisation:
•Conflicts, Territories and Identities
•Cultural Geography and Tourism (new; information will follow shortly)
•Europe: Borders, Identity and Governance
•Globalisation, Migration and Development
•Urban and Cultural Geography
Our Human Geography graduates are greatly valued by their employers for their analytical skills, critical perspective and sound academic understanding of the relationship between human activities and their spatial environment. Jobs at (international) research institutes, international companies, or at consultancy firms. Top-ranking positions, in private industry as well as in governmental and non-governmental organisations can also be found.
The career prospects for the Master’s programme in Human Geography differ slightly, depending on which Master’s specialisation you choose.