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Human Geography - Conflicts, Territories and Identities

12 months
11471 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
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In the Human Geography - Conflicts, Territories and Identities programme offered at the Radboud University you will understand the interplay between (inter)national conflicts and the identities and borders in the minds of people.

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Why study Human Geography - Conflicts, Territories and Identities programme offered at the Radboud University

  • The foundation of this specialisation is socio-geographical, addressing issues such as the influence of territorial belonging, geopolitical framing and social construction of others, threats and conflicts, including violent symbolism. Both the political and social construction of conflicts, territories and identities, as well as the theory and practice of conflict transformations will be addressed.
  • The specialisation focuses on conflict in the broad sense of the word: ranging from the violent conflicts taking place in countries like Ukraine, DR Congo, Colombia, Syria and Iraq to extreme regional tension between communities like the resistance to the arrival of refugees in EU countries, or drug-related violence in the slums of Rio de Janeiro. We look beyond the violent conflict itself by also paying attention to practices of post-conflict reconstruction and the long-lasting consequences of conflicts for a region and the people involved.

Career prospects

With expertise gained during this Master’s, a graduate can be employed in a wide range of jobs, both in and outside the Netherlands, for example:

  • A policymaker or programme researcher for city municipalities focusing on conflict, borders, identities, integration and multicultural issues
  • Conflict expert and manager or field officer for ministries (like the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), the security sector (like Defence), international organisations (like the United Nations), and NGOs (like PAX).
  • A research or programme officer for a development aid related organisation

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geopolitics of Borders
  • Conflicting Theories: Applying Theoretical Approaches to Conflicts, Territories and Identities
  • Political and Geographical Conflict Resolution, Theory and Practice
  • Excursion
  • Master's Thesis and Research Internship

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Radboud University will still consider EU/EEA applications until 1 July, but may not be able to offer assistance with accommodation.


IELTS or TOEFL needed




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Your admission into this programme depends on your previous education. You are admissible if you have a completed:

  • In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent, from a research university) from a geography-related discipline, such as Spatial Planning, Geography, Environment Studies.
  • For students with a completed Bachelor's degree (or equivalent, from a research university) in a related area your prior education might first needs to be approved by the examination Board in order to enroll in the study programme, by matter of an intake interview.
  • Proficiency in English
  • We require all our students to have basic training in research processes

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11471 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11471 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


  • Radboud Scholarship Programme
  • The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme
  • Holland Scholarship Programme
  • Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships
  • StuNed scholarship programme
  • Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund
  • Radboud Faculty of Arts Study Fund

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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