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Political Geography (Human Geography)


The Master's in Political Geography focuses on three core themes: geopolitics, globalisation and governance. By examining these concepts, political geographies in our current globalised world are analysed and researched. Theories and methods in political geography are thoroughly studied before a thesis project in the field is conducted.


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What is Political Geography?

Programme director Hebe Verrest and Associate Prof. Virginie Mamadouh explain what Political Geography is about in this video.

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 that are the focus of the four tracks.

Academic staff

Meet the people who organise this Master’s programme.


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.

Is Political Geography for you?

Are you interested in:

  1. Exploring the political geographies of our globalising world;
  2. Key geographical concepts such as territory, place, scale and network;
  3. Dynamics of the spatialities of politics, including domestic politics, international relations and transnational politics;
  4. Teaching that is organised in small scale research communities in which academic staff and students work closely together in a less formal and more open environment.

Then Political 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