BSc in Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning

University of Groningen

Program Description

BSc in Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning

University of Groningen

Why is unemployment higher in some regions than others? What are the social and economic consequences in depopulating areas? How do you deal with different institutions to plan and build new residential areas? Human geographers investigate society in a spatial context. Our students learn to focus on spatial differences because social phenomena happen in specific places, at specific times and with specific impacts.

In the first year, you will be introduced to all themes within the fields of Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning. In the second year, the programme continues to deepen your knowledge and improve your skills. In the third year, you are allowed to partly fill in your own programme.

You can follow courses provided by our faculty but you can also take a Minor or do an internship in a related field. There are also possibilities to visit an international university and follow related courses. Finally, you will write your Bachelor's thesis to prove that you acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to become a human geographer and/or urban and regional planner.

Admissions Requirements for international students:

  • Language test: Only for international students: Comparable to English IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL iBT80. Exemptions: Native English speakers or diploma holders from United States of America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland.
  • Matching procedure: Dutch students are obligated to fill out the question form which is part of the matching procedure. When the advice gives reason to, the student is asked to do a home assignment. When asked, this is obligatory. International students are selected by the Admissions Board of the Programme.
  • Previous education: Students should have a Dutch VWO diploma, if not students should have an international degree equivalent to a Dutch pre-university (vwo) degree.
  • Other admission requirements: When you want to take a Colloquium Doctum (a 21+ test), please contact the Study Advisor.

Job prospects:

Graduates with a Bachelor's degree in Human Geography & Urban and Regional Planning often decide to pursue a Master's degree in a related field. Our Master's degrees grant you access to careers in business, government and research. Suitable jobs can be found in the world of local planning and government agencies, academic and non-academic research institutes, international organizations (or NGOs), advisory/consultancy agencies and elsewhere.

  • Advisor spatial planning at a consultancy firm
  • Project manager at a local government agency
  • Researcher at a University, research institute or NGO
  • High school geography teacher

Duration: 36 months
Language: English (100%)
Start course: September 01, 2018

Application deadlines:

  • EU/EEA students: May 01, 2018
  • non-EU/EEA students: May 01, 2018
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
3 years
Full time
Price
Price
2,060 EUR
Information
Deadline
May 1, 2018
Locations
Netherlands - Groningen
Start date: Sept. 2018
Application deadline May 1, 2018
End date Request Info
Dates
Sept. 2018
Netherlands - Groningen
Application deadline May 1, 2018
End date Request Info
Price
- EU, 8.200 EUR. - non-EU per year