• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Why study Human Geography - Europe - Borders, Identity and Governance programme at Radboud University

  • We see borders as much more than physical, national and demographical lines. We also consider regional, cultural, emotional and social borders, like those between urban and rural regions, social classes, gender, citizens and non-citizens, and community groups. We don’t only see borders as areas where tension and conflict exists; we also see it as exciting places where the collision of different perspectives can lead to innovation, progress and opportunity.
  • The programme focuses as much on mainstream theory as on alternative ones. This will help you develop an academic attitude that allows you to be critical when it comes to your own views, research and findings.
  • Although the foundation of this specialisation is sociological and geographical, our approach to this theme is highly multidisciplinary to include related fields as European Studies, Political Science, Conflict Management and Spatial Planning.
  • Over the past years, Radboud University has made a name for itself in the field of Human Geography for not shying away from critical debates and by researching topics in the field that are of social importance but not always favoured with large (EU) funding. We’re known for not staying on the beaten path.

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:

  • Expert for a local, provincial, or national (e.g. Foreign Affairs section) government, sharing expertise in and delivering advice on cross-border cooperation, international mobility, the attraction of international firms and investments, or the acquisition of European Union funds.
  • Consultant or advisor at a consultancy firm, helping to promote the internationalisation of a city or region, or assisting regional and city governments in obtaining and managing EU- funded projects.
  • Programme officer for a European organisation, the European parliament, European Commission or related institutions.
  • International/European affairs expert in the private sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geopolitics of Borders
  • Preparing the Master’s Thesis
  • Multiculturalism, Diversity and Space
  • Cross Border Governance
  • Master's Thesis and Internship

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

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

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

  • 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
  • Because of the academic nature of this programme, we require all our students to have basic training in research processes, e.g. research design and data analysis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11472 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11471 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2148 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Nijmegen

  • 800 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • 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

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