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Here's why you want to study Political Geography

Geographical perspective on politics

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Learn how geographical dimensions affect political conflicts and governance to achieve conflict resolution.

Geographical Diversity in Case Studies

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Apply academic literature to discuss political issues at different scale levels and in different parts of the world.

Geographic fieldwork abroad

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Delve deeper into a real-world case study through a fieldwork excursion in Barcelona.

Societal importance

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Learn how to apply political geographical and geopolitical lenses to understand current political problems and identify potential outcomes.

Is Political Geography right for you?

Yes, if you:

  • Would like to explore the political geographies of our globalising world 
  • Want to understand key geographical concepts such as territory, place, scale and network 
  • Get conceptual tools to scrutinize geopolitical discourses about recent and current conflicts 
  • Seek to analyse the spatial dynamics of politics, including domestic, international, and transnational politics 
  • Prefer collaborative learning in small-scale research communities, where academic staff and students work closely together, fostering open dialogue and innovative thinking. 

Discover other tracks in this Master's programme

The Master's programme Human Geography offers four tracks. Political Geography is one of them. The other tracks are:

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MSc Human Geography
Regular study programme
60 ECTS, 12 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
Roeterseiland campus