Human Geography

Lund University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
9475 EUR/year
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The Master's programme in Human Geography from Lund University is a two-year international programme focusing on cultural, economic, social and political aspects of human activities from distinctly geographical perspectives.


Why do uneven geographies between people, neighbourhoods, cities, regions and countries develop? How do processes of globalisation and localisation affect firms and industries, people and places? What drives geographical changes – and are the geographies of such change socially and environmentally just? What can governments, companies, NGOs, activists and other actors at all scales do to address the big challenges of our time? These are the kind of questions human geographers ask and address.

The Master's programme in Human Geography from Lund University builds on the internationally recognised research by the academic staff at the Department of Human Geography. Our courses introduce you to the theoretical foundations as well as the research frontiers of the field, and they prepare you to develop and carry out your own advanced research in the MSc thesis. Through activities such as excursions, laboratories, internship, guest lectures and assignments, theory is linked to practice.

Career prospects 

Studies in human geography prepare you for a career in physical planning, environmental issues, urban development, landscape changes or economic development. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geographical Thought 
  • Geographies of Economies: Transforming Places, People and Production
  • Transdisciplinary Critical Theory of Science
  • Landscape and Political Ecology
  • Geographies of Economies: Urban and Regional Planning
  • Critical Urban Geography
  • GIS: Geographical Information Systems for the Social Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least a Bachelor's degree including a major in Human Geography or the equivalent. English 6/English Course B.
  • Based on grades on the courses and thesis in the BA degree

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9475 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18950 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 200 000


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