Why study Human Geography - Urban and Cultural Geography programme offered at the Radboud University
- The focal point in this specialisation is the city: its hybrid nature, its political economy, its active civil society and the daily struggles and advantages of urban life. How is the city represented? How do city images emerge and how are they contested?
- The programme takes an emancipatory approach to the field of Human Geography, meaning that we engage with the less privileged in society.
- In contrast to many other Master’s programmes in this area, we explicitly focus on the role of urban culture as the driving force for urban development. We define culture as the behaviours and beliefs of people in society. Culture in the sense of the arts and architecture are included when seen of as a form of expression by the community.
- 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 spatial planning and anthropology.
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:
- Government agency: as city manager, city marketer, city planner, integration agent, city-network manager, PR- manager, etc.
- Semi-government agencies such as development agencies, cultural planning agencies, but also research institutes: as researcher, consultant, advisor, policy maker, etc.
- Private industry: as event manager, museum director, city marketer, consultant, journalist, innovation consultant, communication officer or media specialist.
- Education: as a geography teacher in secondary, tertiary or vocational education.
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- Urban and Cultural Geography Including 4-Day Excursion to a Bustling City
- Preparing the Master’s Thesis
- Multiculturalism, Diversity and Space
- Economy, Space and Culture in Nijmegen
- Master’s Thesis and Research 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
DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Anthropology Geography View 113 other Masters in Area & Cultural 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.
- Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.
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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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