What will I learn?

This programme aims at deepening and broadening the student’s knowledge of different fields in Human Geography. Human Geography is the discipline about society and its geography. A geographical perspective involves considering relations of proximity and distance and to explore geographical patterns. There is a strong tradition in Human Geography research work to study societal matters in different places and regions in the world. This discipline is a framework to pursue broad studies and it gives opportunities to specialize in deep and detailed studies.

Purpose and learning objectives

Through this programme you will obtain

– broad knowledge and specialized knowledge in different fields of Human Geography

– thorough knowledge in methods required to assess others’ work and pursue own studies

– skills to do research work

– skills to discuss, communicate and present others’ and your own research results

Programme content and structure

Compulsory courses: Space and Society – Theory and Method in Human Geography, 15 credits,

Advanced Method in Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning, 15 credits,

Master’s Thesis in Human Geography, 30 credits.

The contents of the programme can be designed according to your interest. Specializations in landscape studies, population geography, migration, economic geography and urban processes are possible.

Degree and career options

The programme leads to a Master’s degree in Human Geography.

Through this programme you will develop your skills and competence to do research work, to assess research work and to communicate research work. In parallel you will obtain broad and specialized knowledge in the wide field of Human Geography. This combination of skills and knowledge qualifies the holder to participate in research and development work and to do advanced applied work. There are potential employers both nationally and internationally, often in the public sector but also in private firms. The programme offers an ideal grounding for students wishing to pursue doctoral studies.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
SEK90,000.00 (9,270 US$) per year
Total course/programme fee: SEK 180,000
Start date

Expected September 2020

Venue

Stockholm University

Universitetsvagen 10A,

STOCKHOLM,

SE-106 91, Sweden

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have the possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, corresponding to at least 180 credits in the European Credit Transfer System. Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL: Paper-based - For Course B: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 575; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery for Course B: Minimum score of 90; Pearson Test of English B / English 6: Score of 62 (writing 61); University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English).

For international students

Students must have completed Bachelor's degree with at least 90 ECTS credits in Human Geography, Geography, Urban and Regional planning or equivalent. English B/English 6 (Swedish Upper Secondary School course) or equivalent.

English Language Requirements: IELTS Academic - an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5; TOEFL pBT - Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test, total score of 575; TOEFL iBT - Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test, total score of 90; Pearson PTE Academic - Score of 62 (writing 61); University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations (Cambridge ESOL) - C1 Advanced (CAE), Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English), or Cambridge ESOL Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International, Level C1.

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