Master's Human Geography
- MSc Human Geography
- Regular study programme
- 60 EC, 12 months
- Language of instruction
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Intertwined spatial developments of urbanisation and globalisation processes are central to the Human Geography curriculum. As a Human Geography student, you will explore these sociospatial dynamics at different geographical scales from different perspectives. Core challenges investigated in the programme include urban inequality, demographic changes, regional economic disparities, geopolitical conflicts and identities, uneven development as well as environmental issues.
In the context of urban and political geographies, the programme offers you a broad range of geographical subdisciplines and skills to engage with the multi-scalar character of social, political, economic and cultural processes, and the associated spatial structures. Current socio-spatial relations are studied in several domains (social, economic, political, cultural and environmental) through the lenses of space, place and scale.
Accordingly, the programme includes core courses on geographical theories, ethics and methodologies, research methods and various thematic courses which enable you to explore the multiple dimensions of contemporary challenges and phenomena. Within the programme in Human Geography, you compose your own geographical profile through the selected thematic courses and thesis project.
You must demonstrate that you can work independently as well as collaborate in a team. Furthermore, you need to be critical and be able to defend your own point of view, both in academic debates as well as in written work. Carrying out geographical research within a given timeframe is essential.
You will advance their knowledge in geographic information systems with respect to key issues in Human Geography which will assist tyou in solving spatial problems. Understanding the geographical context and applying geographical knowledge to societal issues are relevant competencies in dealing with contemporary spatial issues in cities and a globalising world.
Focus on research
The programme is closely connected to the research of staff members involved in the programme, both with respect to the geographic specialisations and research methods taught as well as the themes suggested for the Master’s thesis projects. Cities and states in the global North and the global South are the loci of our research on the representations and the materialities of current processes of urbanisation and globalisation.
Ambition in research?
For students interested in this field of study, we also offer a two-year Research Master’s programme in International Development Studies and Urban Studies.