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Master Human Geography

Human Geography

The Master Human Geography at the University of Amsterdam has a focus on urban and political geographies. The programme offers four specialisations: Economic Geography, Environmental Geography, Political Geography and Urban Geography.

Geography is all about studying people, space and place - and Amsterdam is the perfect place to do that. First of all the city of Amsterdam itself is the perfect location and junction to study, explore, experience geography. Secondly, the University of Amsterdam, a major research university, offers a Master’s programme taught by one of the highest ranked geography departments in continental Europe. Last but not least, the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS) of Amsterdam provides a vibrant and international academic community. The GSSS values diversity in both research and academic content, academic staff and student population.

Specialisation tracks 

In the Master's programme Human Geography at the University of Amsterdam, students choose one out of four specialisation tracks:

Economic Geography: Global Production Networks and Clusters

Environmental Geography: Governance for Sustainability

Political Geography: Geopolitics, Globalisation and Governance

Urban Geography: Global and Local Perspectives on Cities

Key facts

Human Geography
Degree programme MSc Human Geography
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66620