Urban Geography (Human Geography)
Application deadlines: 1 March
International tuition: €16,335
Domestic tuition: €2,083
The programme is very high-level and demanding, and we expect students to devote full attention to their studies during the entire year. It is founded on the principles of interactive learning between students and staff: through student-led seminars, shared fieldwork projects and practical assignments, students are continuously challenged by involved academic staff to explore the boundaries of their own knowledge and of Human Geography as an academic discipline. The Master programme Human Geography welcomes international and Dutch students from all universities with a bachelor’s degree in Human Geography & Planning or a related discipline. This makes the group of students very diverse and results in an international classroom with stimulating group discussions, as all participants bring in their specific background and experiences.
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.
An education in the social sciences will impart a broad range of skills that easily translate into a multitude of careers. Specific career examples in Urban Geography are: programme manager urban renewal District Amsterdam Southeast policy researcher at the Amsterdam Municipal Statistics of Bureau statistical reseracher at Netherlands Statistics free lance journalist reporting on urban issues programme manager One World NCDO housing consultant The Hague Municipality Geography teacher.