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MScHuman Geography: Urban and Cultural 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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In this Master’s specialisation you will study how different actors influence the physical form of cities but also the way in which they present and understand the character and identity of cities, and how they make use of the typical urban environment in their daily activities.

Master’s specialisation Urban and Cultural Geography: something for you?

- The focal point in this specialisation is the city: its hybrid nature, its political economy, its active civil society and the daily struggles and advantages of urban life.
- The approach is highly multidisciplinary to include related fields as spatial planning and anthropology.
- Culture is defined as the behaviours and beliefs of people in society. Culture in the sense of the arts and architecture are included when seen as a form of expression by the community.

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Urban and Cultural 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

The Master’s specialisation in Urban and Cultural Geography 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 development and marketing of cities, multiculturalism and integration, innovative and creative urban milieus, urban identities, and cultural industries.

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:

- Government agency: as city manager, city marketer, city planner, integration agent, city-network manager, PR- manager, etc.
- Semi-government agencies such as development agencies, cultural planning agencies, but also research institutes: as researcher, consultant, advisor, policymaker, etc.
- Private industry: as event manager, museum director, city marketer, consultant, journalist, innovation consultant, communication officer, or media specialist.
- Education: as 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