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.
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.
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- Geopolitics of Borders
- Preparing the Master’s Thesis
- Multiculturalism, Diversity and Space
- Cross Border Governance
- Master's Thesis and Internship
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
- 1 April: Final deadline
- 1 July: Final deadline
DisciplinesGeography European Studies Political Science View 31 other Masters in European Studies in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- 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.
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International16000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Nijmegen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website
- Please do note, that most of these scholarships are not fully funded. The Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is the only scholarship that offers both fully and partially funded scholarships.
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.