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The Geography departments of both Vrije Universiteit Brussel and KULeuven continuously develop and maintain innovative and internationally recognised research programmes on fundamental and applied aspects of Geosciences, Human Geography, and Geo-Information Science covering a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. Most research programmes are international collaborations, and both departments take part in various international research networks.
The offered courses are strongly embedded in the ongoing research programmes of both universities. Through intensive collaboration with members of the different research groups, you will get the opportunity to develop and improve your scientific skills.
Your job? Solving real-world problems!
Geographers integrate the study of physical and human systems. They are in equal parts natural and social scientists and have specialised knowledge in geographical information science techniques.
There is a growing interest for the multidisciplinary approach geographers can offer to solve real-world problems at all spatial scales - from local to global - and a strong demand for competent professionals in the broad field of geospatial sciences. As a graduate from the interuniversity programme Master of Geography programme at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) , you may be recruited by public authorities, private companies and research institutions dealing with urban and regional planning, mobility and transportation, tourism, environmental conservation and management, natural risk assessment, as well as by a multitude of providers and users of geodata-based tools and services.
All degree programmes offered by VUB are accredited by the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO), ensuring that they meet the highest predefined quality standards. Alongside this official quality control system, VUB has an internal Quality Control Commission in charge of permanently monitoring the quality of education.
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Environmental and Resource Economics
Geography of Development
Physical Geography OR Socio-Economic Geography Fieldtrip
Earth and Climate
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesGeography Environmental Sciences Urban Planning View 10 other Masters in Environmental Sciences in Belgium
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor of Science in Geography
- Bachelor of Science in Geography and Geomatics
For other bachelors, admission will be evaluated based on academic records and skills. The following minimum requirements are requested:
- 6 ECTS in social processes
- 6 ECTS in physical processes
- 6 ECTS in geo-information sciences
- 9 ECTS mathematicsand statistics
- 3 ECTS basic programming.
- Earth and Climate: applicants are required to have a solid background in natural sciences.
- Geo-information Sciences and Mixed Methods: experience in programming, use of GIS and spatial analysis techniques is required for both modules.
- Society and Space: applicants are expected to have a clear interest in social sciences.
Equivalency and admission to the programme will be based on a review of each student's academic record and will be evaluated case by case.
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International1250 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1250 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA980 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 980 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Brussels
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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.