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Economic Geography

Radboud University

Master Postgraduate Nijmegen

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary The Master's specialisation in Economic Geography explores how regions are embedded in a globalising economy through the role of business networks, territorial branding and the diffusion of practices.
Course description Economic Geography focuses on the variations in the socio-economic performance of regions adopting both mainstream and alternative perspectives. A core theme is how regional economies evolve through their position in local, national and global business networks, and through the way regions absorb practices of innovation, collaboration and branding. Besides generic and optional courses, the specialisation consists of a foundational course discussing the links between global business networks, value chains and regional development, a course on territorial branding and a course elaborating networking perspectives including local fieldwork. The thesis (including internship) can be fully attuned to the student's own interests. The Master's in Economic Geography is a specialisation of the Master's programme in Human Geography.
Study subjects In the specialisation Economic Geography you learn about the role of a region as a location for businesses by considering the knowledge flows, recruiting and training employees, relationships with suppliers, local governments and the role of environmental and social organisations. Study subjects consist of City and Region Marketing, Economic Geographies: Foundations, Critiques and Alternatives followed by wide range of elective courses such as Diversity and Space, Urban and Cultural Geography.
Course objectives This specialisation teaches you how to analyse local developments and put them into a global context. You gain knowledge about the basic mechanisms that help to explain why places develop in such different ways across the world, while they are also globally connected. At the same time specific attention will be paid to the meaning of local and global culture, and policy-making at various spatial levels. This study programme prepares students for jobs in government and business positions.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, literature study, gaming, oral presentation, internship, computer exercise, research, computer modeling, research project, excursion, research proposal, tutorial, lecture, design project, working group, group assignment, portfolio, workshop, group discussion, self evaluation, individual assignment, practicum, self study, integration module, project, seminar
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About the institution

Department Nijmegen school of Management
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Admission requirements
  1. You will need to have a Dutch Bachelor's degree (or equivalent, from a research university) received from a geography-related discipline, such as Spatial Planning, Geography, International Relations, Social Sciences, etc. (as approved by the Examination Board) in order to enrol in the study programme.
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English C1
IELTS listening 6
IELTS overall band 6.5
IELTS reading 6
IELTS speaking 6
IELTS writing 6
TOEFL internet based 90
TOEFL paper based 575
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 1 Sep 2019 1 Apr 2019
1 Sep 2020 1 Sep 2020 1 Apr 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083n.a.n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

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