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Here's why you want to study Urban Geography

Case studies

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In class, we apply academic literature to discuss urbanisation processes, urban inequality and everyday urban life, helping you better understand the uniqueness of cities worldwide.

Amsterdam as a 'laboratory'

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Immerse yourself in Amsterdam's vibrant environment to understand how complex, abstract concepts about urban life take form in the world around you.

Geographic fieldwork abroad

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

Societal importance

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Learn how geographical lenses can help tackle urgent societal and urban challenges.

Is Urban Geography right for you? 

Yes, if you: 

  • Enjoy studying people, space, and place 
  • Have an interest in cities and urban environments 
  • Want to be actively involved in the programme's content through an interactive teaching style where you can contribute to the discussion 
  • Seek to be challenged by involved academic staff to explore the newest insights in urban and human geography 
  • Desire to study in a personal, inspiring, and international environment. 


Discover other tracks in this Master's programme

The Master's programme Human Geography offers four tracks. Urban 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