24 months
947 EUR/year
947 EUR/year
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The Master in Geography at KU Leuven is a two-year advanced study programme jointly organised by KU Leuven and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). This interuniversity master’s programme offers you a comprehensive training in approaches to social, geographical and/or natural geographical phenomena. 

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The objective of the Master of Geography at KU Leuven is to provide you a deeper understanding of geographical problems and methods, knowledge to the theoretical debate within the discipline, and training in the use of geographical working techniques. The global aim of the master is to generate geographers that can play an active role in our contemporary society.


  • The highly competitive programme is jointly offered by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at KU Leuven and the Department of Geography at VUB and is firmly rooted in current research at both universities.
  • A strong focus on methods and techniques combined with analytical strength and a broad theoretical background makes you a versatile researcher, prepared to take up a key role in interdisciplinary teams tackling the core challenges of the future like climate change, urbanisation, land use management, migration... 

Geographers study the interaction between human societies and their environments, and are able to analyse the spatial distributions and processes of particular phenomena.

We witness a growing demand for competent professionals in the broad field of geo-sciences. As a graduate you may be recruited by surveying companies, mapping agencies, service and utility providers and public entities.

You will also be placed high on the recruitment list of international administrations dealing with land use planning, disaster management, and environmental conservation. If you pursue a career in research and education, you should complete your studies with a relevant PhD degree.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environmental Change
  • Geographies of a Globalizing Europe
  • Geography of Development
  • Environmental and Resource Economics I
  • Geographical Research Methods 1: Earth Observation
  • Geographical Research Methods 2: Survey and Data Analysis
  • Research Seminar

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

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

Other requirements

General requirements

Most recent information on the programme website: kuleuven.be/ma/MGEOGEL

Tuition Fee

  • International

    947 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 947 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    947 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 947 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Most recent information on www.kuleuven.be/tuitionfees


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