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Geography is divided into two inter-connected sub-disciplines: physical geography and human geography. Physical geography uses plenty of techniques and information from cartography, while human geography analyses topics related to human society such as agriculture, economy, population distribution, etc. The interaction between humans and the Earth is an object of study especially for students in a Master’s degree in geography.

The traditional fields that are studied during such a programme concern land formations, inhabitants, terrain and the derived phenomena. Specializations can be taken in physical study, relations between man and land, Earth science and the spatial analysis of natural and human phenomena. The main skill that students gain after a Master degree in geography is the understanding of the complex natural and artificial mechanism of the Earth.

Geography is also one of the basic sciences in education and helps students acquire skills in matters of conflict and war, energy dependence, climate change, globalization and terrorism. Graduates can easily get employed as cartographers, international development workers or tourism officers.

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Suggested Masters in Geography

Master PGCE Geography

This PGCE Geography at University of Portsmouth will train you to teach Geography to GCSE level. Geography is a dynamic and relevant subject for all children to study and this course aims to equip you with the knowledge and professional competence to succeed as a teacher in this subject.

United Kingdom
M.Phil. Geography

Our researchers are able to undertake projects and supervise students across a number of physical geography themes including coastal and marine processes; glacial geomorphology; climate change . Staff of this Geography at University of Portsmouth also specialise in river restoration and management projects. Our research is both laboratory and field based across a number of sites.

United Kingdom
Postgraduate Diploma Land Surveying

 The Land Surveying degree at University of Tasmania  is available on the Hobart campus. This course, together with the Bachelor of Surveying and Spatial Sciences or its equivalent, provides the necessary qualifications for registration with the Tasmanian Land Surveyors Accreditation Board for the purposes of the Surveyors Act; and for reciprocal registration in other States of Australia. 

Australia

Top Ranked Universities in Geography on MastersPortal

Universities Location Shanghai Jiao Tong University Ranking (2017) Geography QS Rankings (2018) Geography
Oxford, United Kingdom 1 1
Utrecht, Netherlands 2 42
Cambridge, United Kingdom 3 2
Durham, United Kingdom 4 7
London, United Kingdom 5 8
Stockholm, Sweden 6 39
Canberra, Australia 7 10
Wageningen, Netherlands 8 -
Brisbane, Australia 9 37
Copenhagen, Denmark 9 -
Zürich, Switzerland 11 -
Vancouver, Canada 12 5
Boulder, United States 13 51
Leeds, United Kingdom 14 24
Bern, Switzerland 15 101
Exeter, United Kingdom 16 15
Grenoble, France 17 -
Seattle, United States 18 12
Melbourne, Australia 19 23
Southampton, United Kingdom 20 51
New York City, United States 21 -
Manchester, United Kingdom 22 21
Toronto, Canada 22 9
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 24 51
Berkeley, United States 25 4
Bristol, United Kingdom 26 29
Aarhus, Denmark 27 -
Sheffield, United Kingdom 28 41
Singapore, Singapore 29 11
Columbus, United States 30 35
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 31 14
Norwich, United Kingdom 32 51
London, United Kingdom 33 -
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom 34 51
Lund, Sweden 35 26
Amsterdam, Netherlands 35 -
Tempe Junction, United States 37 43
Minneapolis, United States 38 -
Gent, Belgium 39 51
Helsinki, Finland 40 49
Bergen, Norway 41 -
Madison, United States 42 13
Santa Barbara, United States 43 51
Wuhan, China 44 101
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 45 50
London, United Kingdom 46 3
Beijing, China 47 25
Beijing, China 48 51
Oslo, Norway 49 51
Los Angeles, United States 50 6
Gainesville, United States 50 151
Pasadena, United States 101 -
Cardiff, United Kingdom 101 51
Worcester, United States 101 51
Madrid, Spain 101 101
Shanghai, China 101 151
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 101 51
Southport, Australia 101 -
Heidelberg, Germany 101 51
London, United Kingdom 101 19
Lanzhou, China 101 -
Loughborough, United Kingdom 101 101
Baton Rouge, United States 101 -
Montréal, Canada 101 27
East Lansing, United States 101 51
University Park, United States 101 45
Plymouth, United Kingdom 101 -
West Lafayette, United States 101 -
Belfast, United Kingdom 101 151
Roma, Italy 101 101
College Station, United States 101 101
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 101 36
London, United Kingdom 101 -
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom 101 -
Adelaide, Australia 101 101
Reading, United Kingdom 101 51
Amsterdam, Netherlands 101 16
Antwerpen, Belgium 101 151
Barcelona, Spain 101 51
Bonn, Germany 101 101
San Diego, United States 101 -
Cincinnati, United States 101 -
Denver, United States 101 -
Groningen, Netherlands 101 -
Urbana, United States 101 51
Innsbruck, Austria 101 -
Lawrence, United States 101 -
Leicester, United Kingdom 101 151
Lisbon, Portugal 101 51
Liverpool, United Kingdom 101 101
Amherst Center, United States 101 -
Dunedin, New Zealand 101 51
Padua, Italy 101 -
Potsdam, Germany 101 -
Montréal, Canada 101 -
Chambéry, France 101 -
Adelaide, Australia 101 -
St Andrews, United Kingdom 101 51
Hobart, Australia 101 -
Waterloo, Canada 101 51
York, United Kingdom 101 151
Paris, France 151 -
Providence, United States 151 -
Prague, Czech Republic 151 51
Wuhan, China 151 -
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 151 -
Fort Collins, United States 151 151
Ithaca, United States 151 -
Durham, United States 151 -
Mitte, Germany 151 29
Lancaster, United Kingdom 151 51
Cambridge, United States 151 -
Mexico City, Mexico 151 51
Taipei, Taiwan 151 51
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 151 -
Gjøvik, Norway 151 151
Corvallis, United States 151 -
London, United Kingdom 151 51
New Brunswick, United States 151 151
Guangzhou, China 151 101
Athens, United States 151 -
Tokyo, Japan 151 19
Dresden, Germany 151 -
Brussels, Belgium 151 -
Buffalo, United States 151 -
Basel, Switzerland 151 -
Bayreuth, Germany 151 -
Santa Cruz, United States 151 -
Florence, Italy 151 151
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 151 -
Genève, Switzerland 151 101
Göttingen, Germany 151 101
Göteborg, Sweden 151 -
Granada, Spain 151 -
Guelph, Canada 151 151
Hamburg, Germany 151 101
Lexington, United States 151 151
Kiel, Germany 151 -
Durban, South Africa 151 -
Orono, United States 151 -
München, Germany 151 101
Eugene, United States 151 151
Ottawa, Canada 151 51
Philadelphia, United States 151 -
São Paulo, Brazil 151 51
Knoxville, United States 151 -
Tromsø, Norway 151 -
Tübingen, Germany 151 151
Victoria, Canada 151 151
Tarragona, Spain 151 -
Hangzhou, China 151 101
Marseille, France 51 -
Cambridge, United States 51 -
Townsville, Australia 51 151
Leuven, Belgium 51 44
Notting Hill, Australia 51 31
Toulouse, France 51 -
Stanford, United States 51 -
Swansea, United Kingdom 51 -
Glasgow, United Kingdom 51 31
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 51 18
Sydney, Australia 51 51
Austin, United States 51 -
Fairbanks, United States 51 -
Tucson, United States 51 101
Cape Town, South Africa 51 47
Ann Arbor, United States 51 -
Montpellier, France 51 -
Nottingham, United Kingdom 51 46
Brighton, United Kingdom 51 51
Enschede, Netherlands 51 -
Versailles, France 51 -
Wollongong, Australia 51 151
Uppsala, Sweden 51 -
Wellington, New Zealand 51 51
Barcelona, Spain 76 51
Delft, Netherlands 76 -
Grenoble, France 76 -
Sydney, Australia 76 51
Nanjing, China 76 101
Paris, France 76 -
Burnaby, Canada 76 51
Copenhagen, Denmark 76 -
Auckland, New Zealand 76 34
South Perth, Australia 76 51
Aberdeen, United Kingdom 76 151
Edmonton, Canada 76 101
Birmingham, United Kingdom 76 51
Bremen, Germany 76 151
Davis, United States 76 51
Irvine, United States 76 -
Köln, Germany 76 101
Lausanne, Switzerland 76 151
Liège, Belgium 76 151
College Park, United States 76 101
Chapel Hill, United States 76 37
Sydney, Australia 76 17
Johannesburg, South Africa 76 101
Salt Lake City, United States 76 -
New Haven, United States 76 -
London, United Kingdom - 21
Chicago, United States - 28
Minneapolis, United States - 33
Paris, France - 40
Seoul, South Korea - 48
Madrid, Spain - 101
Boston, United States - 101
Bangkok, Thailand - 101
Hanover, United States - 101
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 101
Tokyo, Japan - 101
Seoul, South Korea - 101
Ottawa, Canada - 101
Hamilton, Canada - 101
Evanston, United States - 101
Oxford, United Kingdom - 101
Beijing, China - 101
Syracuse, United States - 101
Hamilton, New Zealand - 101
Dublin, Ireland - 101
Campinas, Brazil - 101
Frankfurt am Main, Germany - 101
Buenos Aires, Argentina - 101
Calgary, Canada - 101
Christchurch, New Zealand - 101
Santiago, Chile - 101
Freiburg, Germany - 101
Canterbury, United Kingdom - 101
Newcastle, Australia - 101
Oulu, Finland - 101
Vienna, Austria - 101
Brussels, Belgium - 101
Aalborg, Denmark - 151
London, United Kingdom - 151
Sydney, Australia - 151
Belo Oriente, Brazil - 151
Washington, D. C., United States - 151
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 151
Kraków, Poland - 151
Seoul, South Korea - 151
Fukuoka, Japan - 151
Moscow, Russia - 151
Palmerston North, New Zealand - 151
Maynooth, Ireland - 151
Nagoya, Japan - 151
Galway, Ireland - 151
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom - 151
Osaka-shi, Japan - 151
Melbourne, Australia - 151
Stellenbosch, South Africa - 151
Jerusalem, Israel - 151
Umeå, Sweden - 151
Bogotá, Colombia - 151
Coimbra, Portugal - 151
Honolulu, United States - 151
Johannesburg, South Africa - 151
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 151
Warsaw, Poland - 151
London, Canada - 151
Sydney, Australia - 151
Bloomington, United States - 51
Kyoto, Japan - 51
Santiago, Chile - 51
Kingston, Canada - 51
New York City, United States - 51
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 51
Beijing, China - 51
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium - 51
Paris, France - 51
Dublin, Ireland - 51
Montréal, Canada - 51
Tokyo, Japan - 51
Toronto, Canada - 51