Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

24 months
948 EUR/year
948 EUR/year
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The set-up of the Geography programme fromm Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), which includes a common core and three research tracks, either focusing on physical geography, social and urban geography, or GIS and spatial modelling, gives you the possibility to match it to your interests and ambitions. 


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The Geography programme at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) offers comprehensive coverage of spatially explicit approaches for analysing social and natural phenomena and how these interact. Hands-on training in the use of qualitative and quantitative geographical research techniques prepares you perfectly for your future career. Students follow courses at KULeuven two days per week.

Geographers are in equal parts natural and social scientists and have specialised knowledge of techniques for analysing complex interactions between man and environment. 

They make a major contribution to the debate on environmental change, globalisation, and other societal challenges and seek solutions for a more sustainable development of our planet, on both local and global scales. The Department of Geography of Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences of KULevuen (both top 100 in QS ranking) have joined forces to offer a highly competitive two-year interuniversity master programme in Geography.

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, 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.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Environmental Change
  • Geographies of a Globalizing Europe
  • Geography of Development
  • Environmental and Resource Economics 
  • Geographical Research Methods: Earth Observation
  • Geographical Research Methods: Advanced Qualitative Methods in Human Geography
  • Social and Economic Geography Field Trip Abroad
  • Economic and Financial Geography
  • Geographies of Mobility and Transportation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Master’s programme presupposes a broad basic knowledge of the natural and social sciences, as well as a broad introduction to geography. 
  • The starting conditions are expressed in the amount of ECTS the student should have already acquired in both natural and human science fields. Students should also provide a proof of sufficient knowledge of English.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    948 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 948 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    948 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 948 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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