Environmental Geography (Human Geography)
Application deadlines: 1 March
International tuition: €16,335
Domestic tuition: €2,083
The Master Environmental Geography focuses on the relationship between humans and their ecosystem. Environmental challenges can be approached from different perspectives, which are analysed while taking spatial dynamics into account. Students will examine the consequences of environmental changes on both local and global economies and study international climate change governance.
This program can be done
Bachelor's degree Students with a Bachelor’s degree in human geography (sociale geografie) or in another closely related discipline (such as sociology, cultural anthropology, political science, economics, bèta gamma and/or future planet studies provided it includes a major in human geography) are invited to apply, provided they meet all other entry requirements. International degrees are evaluated on the basis of advice from professional diploma evaluators. The minimum level of the degree should be equivalent to three years of Dutch academic education. Human geography All applicants are expected to have a solid basis in the field of human geography studies with (the equivalent of) at least 30 ECTS credits earned during previous studies. Research methodology Applicants should have a solid basis in both qualitative and quantitative social sciences research methodology as demonstrated by the completion of (the equivalent of) at least 20 ECTS during previous study. Upon entry to the Master's programme, students are expected to be able to: Make a solid research design Understand advantages and disadvantages of different research methods and a mixed methods approach Develop and carry out (simple) surveys Interpret the results of surveys Carry out statistical analysis, preferably with SPSS or similar software Conduct interviews Analyse the results of interview Possibly use historical research methods for the purpose of triangulation. English language proficiency As the Master's programme will be highly demanding and fully taught in English, a high level of English language proficiency is expected of all applicants. All students must be able to read textbooks, understand lectures, take part in classroom discussions and give presentations in English.
Within various interdisciplinary and problem oriented projects, the programme encourages students to develop their skills in: GIS – Geographical Information Systems Social Science research methods – both qualitative methods, quantitative methods, and mixed methods; Presentation and Communication – to pitch an idea or present research outcomes; Cooperation – to work in teams and evaluate the work of peers. The combination of taught skills, together with the specialisation track and the focus in the thesis will prepare students for their future career as a geographer in a wide array of institutional contexts: either public service, profit sector or civil society, either local, national, international or transnational organisations.