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Economic Geography (Human Geography)

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The Master Economic Geography focuses on how the globalised economy has affected the lives of people in different parts of the world. Processes of globalisation are deeply intertwined with changes in communication and transport technologies as well as with policies of de- and re-regulation. We will not only explore economic aspects of increasingly globalised production networks, but also their social impact.


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Study programme

The Master’s programme in Human Geography provides students with a strong background in contemporary theories and theoretical and methodological debates in human geography, and more specifically in the geographical sub-disciplines.

About Economic Geography

Programme director Hebe Verrest and Prof. Ewald Engelen explain what the Master's track Economic Geography is about in this video.

Academic staff

The teaching in this track is organised in small groups. This results in small scale research communities in which academic staff and students work closely together in a less formal and more open environment.


The combination of taught skills, together with the specialisation track and the focus in the thesis will prepare students for their future career as a geographer in a wide array of institutional contexts: either public service, profit sector or civil society, either local, national, international or transnational organisations.

‘Doing Geography’

Amsterdam as laboratory

Specialise in one of four tracks

Geographic fieldwork abroad

Is Economic Geography for you?

If you are interested in:

  1. Studying people, space and place
  2. Global economics
  3. Being actively involved in the content of the programme by organising track seminar sessions, and are also continuously challenged by involved academic staff to explore the boundaries of human geography
  4. Studying in a personal, inspiring and international environment

Then Economic Geography might be the track for you!

Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Human Geography
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66620
Location Roeterseiland campus