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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
EUR 2083 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 11471 per year

All study options

About Human Geography at Radboud University

Studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations.

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. The programme focuses on the newest theories and conceptual approaches, while never losing sight of the societal relevance of the topics being studied.

Master's specialisations

You can choose a specialisation of the Master's in Human Geography that best reflects your interests:

Conflicts, 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.

Economic Geography

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.

We also invite you to chat with our current student. They are happy to share their experience and answer all the questions you might have about studying and living in Nijmegen. 

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2083 per yearInternational course feesEUR 11471 per year

Entry requirements

In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Spatial Planning or Human Geography and a background in research methodology.

Additionally, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets one of the following conditions:

  • Has successfully completed a three-year Bachelor's programme at a Dutch university.
  • Is a citizen of Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or the United States of America.
  • Has successfully completed a Bachelor's programme that was taught completely in the English language in one of the following countries: EU/EEA-countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America.
  • Has successfully completed a Master's programme from a Dutch university of applied sciences (HBO).

All other students need one of the following certificates (All certificates may not be older than two years):

  • 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

If you fulfil the requirements above, you will be directly admitted to the Master’s programme.

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