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MScHuman Geography: Conflicts, Territories and Identities

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,000 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

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- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

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Understanding the interplay between (inter)national conflicts and the identities and borders in the minds of people. The focus will be on the wider global geopolitics related to conflicts, the sources and backgrounds of conflicts, the development on the ground, bordering and other processes related to it, and the attempts to resolve the conflicts.

Master’s specialisation Conflicts, Territories and Identities: something for you?

- The approach includes fields as sociology, anthropology, international relations, border studies, development studies, political science and public administration.
- The foundation of this specialisation is socio-geographical.
- This Master’s looks beyond the violent conflict itself by also paying attention to practices of post-conflict reconstruction.
- This specialisation is offered in collaboration with the Centre for International Conflict – Analysis & Management (CICAM).

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Conflicts, Territories and Identities is taught at the Nijmegen School of Management. It has a course load of 60 EC* (one-year) and offers space for elective courses, with which students can give their programme their own personal finishing touch. The structure of the programme is presented here.

Career opportunities

The Master’s specialisation in Conflicts, Territories and Identities provides graduates entry into rapidly growing sectors of the job market, be it government, business or academia. Graduates will be able to apply the scientific insights and practical skills acquired to topics as varied as (post)colonialism, geopolitics, failing states, (religious and national) identities, discrimination and integration, bordering and othering processes, natural resources, humanitarian aid, diplomacy, peace operations.

With expertise gained during this Master’s, a graduate can be employed in a wide range of jobs, both in and outside the Netherlands, for example:

- A policymaker or programme researcher for city municipalities focusing on conflict, borders, identities, integration and multicultural issues.
- Conflict expert and manager or field officer for ministries (like the Ministry of Foreign Affairs), the security sector (like Defence), international organisations (like the United Nations), and NGOs (like PAX).
- A research or programme officer for a development aid related organisation.
- An academic researcher or at a university (PhD candidate) or research institute involved with borders, conflicts or terrorism.
- A journalist, communication officer, or media specialist specialised in issues regarding war, conflict zones and terrorism.
- A geography teacher in secondary, tertiary, or vocational education.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States