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Geography is divided into two inter-connected sub-disciplines: physical geography and human geography. Physical geography uses plenty of techniques and information from cartography, while human geography analyses topics related to human society such as agriculture, economy, population distribution, etc. The interaction between humans and the Earth is an object of study especially for students in a Master’s degree in geography.

The traditional fields that are studied during such a programme concern land formations, inhabitants, terrain and the derived phenomena. Specializations can be taken in physical study, relations between man and land, Earth science and the spatial analysis of natural and human phenomena. The main skill that students gain after a Master degree in geography is the understanding of the complex natural and artificial mechanism of the Earth.

Geography is also one of the basic sciences in education and helps students acquire skills in matters of conflict and war, energy dependence, climate change, globalization and terrorism. Graduates can easily get employed as cartographers, international development workers or tourism officers.

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PhD Human Geography

The Geography department is always keen to attract applications from highly motivated and suitably qualified candidates to undertake postgraduate research in the Department of Geography. As an MPhil (2 years) or PhD (3 years) student you will be guided by internationally leading researchers and will carry out a large individual research project.

United Kingdom
PhD Geography

The PhD programme Geography level 3 is a postgraduate study programme that builds on the undergraduate (Bologna) study programme of geography. It enables students to acquire knowledge from a wide range of geographical disciplines, giving doctoral students a wide diapason of knowledge as well as extensive opportunities for employability. A special emphasis is given on the didactics of geography, environmental geography, urban geography and rural geography, which are the core of the proposed level 3 study programme.

Slovenia
PhD Geography - Doctor of Philosophy

Graduate work in geography has been offered at The Ohio State University since the early 1920s. Currently, the department offers programs leading to an MA or a PhD. At both levels, an emphasis is placed on two of the requirements for present day geographers - theoretical understanding and methodological skills.

United States