Master's Programme in Human Geography
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This programme aims at deepening and broadening the student’s knowledge of different fields in Human Geography. Human Geography is the discipline about society and its geography. A geographical perspective involves considering relations of proximity and distance and to explore geographical patterns. There is a strong tradition in Human Geography research work to study societal matters in different places and regions in the world. This discipline is a framework to pursue broad studies and it gives opportunities to specialize in deep and detailed studies.
Purpose and learning objectives
Through this programme you will obtain
– broad knowledge and specialized knowledge in different fields of Human Geography
– thorough knowledge in methods required to assess others’ work and pursue own studies
– skills to do research work
– skills to discuss, communicate and present others’ and your own research results
Programme content and structure
Compulsory courses: Space and Society – Theory and Method in Human Geography, 15 credits,
Advanced Method in Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning, 15 credits,
Master’s Thesis in Human Geograohy, 30 credits.
The contents of the programme can be designed according to your interest. Specializations in landscape studies, population geography, migration, economic geography and urban processes are possible.
Degree and career options
The programme leads to a Master’s degree in Human Geography.
Through this programme you will develop your skills and competence to do research work, to assess research work and to communicate research work. In parallel you will obtain broad and specialized knowledge in the wide field of Human Geography. This combination of skills and knowledge qualifies the holder to participate in research and development work and to do advanced applied work. There are potential employers both nationally and internationally, often in the public sector but also in private firms. The programme offers an ideal grounding for students wishing to pursue doctoral studies.
Application documentation specific for this programme
Besides the documents required by universityadmissions.se/antagning.se (Including proof of skills in English documented by English B from the Swedish upper secondary education or an internationally recognised test, e.g. TOEFL, IELTS or the equivalent.) we request the following documents with your application for the Master’s Programme in Human Geography (120 credits):
Letter of purpose (maximum 1 page).