Human Geography and Planning


Type of DegreeBSc

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 10,000

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Is this programme for you?

You are interested in the world around you and are fascinated by maps. You dare to ask critical questions and you believe you can help further develop our world into a more sustainable society. If you have a strong interest in social phenomena and their relationship with the spatial sciences, then Human Geography and Planning is the perfect choice for you.

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 from a spatial perspective, because social phenomena happen in specific places, at specific times, for specific reasons and with specific impacts.

Why study Human Geography and Urban and Regional Planning?

The BSc in Human Geography and Planning at the University of Groningen has been ranked as the best in its category nationally (Keuzegids 2019).

This programme has an international perspective on planning, and students are encouraged to look at case studies across Europe and beyond.

The Faculty has a unique multidisciplinary perspective and combines economic geography, cultural geography, planning and demography.

In the third year, you have the opportunity to undertake intensive two-week fieldwork overseas and the options to spend a semester abroad at one of our partner universities?

How to apply

The minimum entry requirements for this programme are three A-levels to include Maths.

Career opportunities

Planning roles in governmental and non-governmental agencies, land use, environmental protection, economic development, transportation, community design, housing and social planning.

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