M.Sc. On Campus

Economic Geography (Human Geography)

12 months
16060 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Economic Geography (Human Geography) programme of the University of Amsterdam focuses on how the globalised economy has affected the lives of people in different parts of the world.


About the programme

Global economic integration has profoundly affected the lives of increasing numbers of people around the world, from Amsterdam to Phnom Penh and Mumbai to New York. The Economic Geography (Human Geography) programme of the University of Amsterdam emphasizes the role of the institutional framework and its distinctive set of social and political relations to understand the rapidly changing global division of labour and ongoing struggles over power, profit, and socio-economic rights. The Master's in Economic Geography adopts a multi-scalar approach to global production networks - exploring the local, national and global level of dynamic interconnections enabled by communication and transport technologies, labour migration and outsourcing, as well as state policies of de- and re-regulation.

The relationship between teaching and research in this Master's track offers students the opportunity to develop skills on a topic that is highly relevant for policymakers, development planners and activists: the socio-economic implications of the globalisation of production. Students can participate in ongoing research projects headed by economic geographers Dr Dennis Arnold and Dr Niels Beerepoot, as well as other academic staff members in geography and planning. Students will engage empirically grounded and theoretically informed scholarship that draws on the lecturers' state-of the-art and hands-on knowledge of economic conditions in Asia and Europe, and networks of experts and key persons in the field of global production networks, new economic activities, and migrant entrepreneurship. The more qualitative orientation of the Master’s in Economic Geography programme is complemented by quantitative skills taught in the Geo-skills courses. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • GEO Skills: Research Methods & Techniques
  • GEO Skills: The Professional Geographer
  • GEO Focus: Fieldwork Excursion
  • GEO Track: Literature Study
  • Advanced Economic and Financial Geography

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor’s degree in human geography (sociale geografie) or in another closely related discipline (such as sociology, cultural anthropology, political science, economics, bèta­ gamma and/or future planet studies provided it includes a major in human geography) are invited to apply, provided they meet all other entry requirements
  • International degrees are evaluated on the basis of advice from professional diploma evaluators. The minimum level of the degree should be equivalent to three years of Dutch academic education
  • A solid basis in the field of human geography studies with (the equivalent of) at least 30 ECTS credits earned during previous studies
  • A solid basis in both qualitative and quantitative social sciences research methodology as demonstrated by the completion of (the equivalent of) at least 20 ECTS during previous study
  • English language proficiency 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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