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MScHuman Geography: Economic Geography

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

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- 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)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

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The world shows manifest differences in economic performances and wealth, and in the way cities and regions form part of national and global economic systems. Economic geography studies these differences and their consequences for places and communities.

Master’s specialisation Economic Geography: something for you?

- The approach is highly multidisciplinary to include related fields as sociology, public administration and history.
- You will receive thorough training in analytical approaches to study local-global interaction.
- Drawing from the mainstream as well as more alternative economic perspectives.
- You will take part in fundamental discussions on globalisation, spatial inequality, innovation and the future of the capitalist system.

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Economic Geography 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

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:

- At a consultancy and advisory firms, as a consultant or advisor, writing Strategic Plans for the sustainable development of regions and cities, helping foreign firms and investors to find a suitable location, or assisting regional and city governments in getting and managing EU funds (project and process management)
- At a Spatial or Economic Development department of a city municipality, where you could be responsible for the planning of industrial zones, the upgrading of city centres, the attraction of new firms and investments, or for getting European Union funds.
- At provincial governments and new spatial-governmental entities such as city-regions
- At ministries: in the Dutch context, you can think of ‘Economische Zaken’, ‘VROM’, ‘Verkeer en Waterstaat’, ‘Binnenlandse Zaken’ and ‘LNV’.
- At a Chamber of Commerce, Regional Development Agency, and Innovation Platform to provide (starting) entrepreneurs with a wealth of information about rules, subsidies, regional labour markets and innovation policies, as well as setting up (informal) networks of key actors in a region.
- At employers’ organisations like labour unions and housing corporations as an expert in themes such as immigrant entrepreneurship, the ‘Creative Economy’, and sustainability

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