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Economic Geography


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Global Transformations, Local ImpactsThe world is changing at a rapid pace and the consequences affect regions and people unevenly. Technological changes, such as digitalization and automation, affect the way jobs are organized and how the economy is structured. Climate change increases the risk of food shortages, water scarcity, and the occurrence of natural disasters. These, in turn, affect people’s wellbeing and businesses’ production decisions and possibilities. In many places, demographic changes, such as ageing and migration, challenge the provision of services and call for a new organization of the society. The effects of these global megatrends are not symmetric, some people benefit some do not, some place benefits some do not.Economic Geography in Groningen is about understanding these inequalities across space and people: regional differences in economic structure and performance as well as in socio-economic outcomes in a broad sense. Our starting point in understanding these inequalities between places and people are the actions of three main economic actors: Firms, People, and the Government. Understanding their behaviour (e.g., migration, firm location, policies) is an important pillar of the programme.The master in Economic Geography develops your academic research and professional skills so that you can analyze such regional developments and formulate policy ave




Master of Science


1 year

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 20,800

€ 19,900


Application requirements

Bachelor degree related to the field of regional economic development. This includes Bachelor programmes in Human Geography, Economic Geography, Regional and Urban Planning, Regional Economy, Economics & Business Economics, Economy or related. Bachelordiploma's in Sociology, Business Administration, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Micro-Economics are sometimes admissible. Graduates of the BSc Global Responsibility and Leadership (University Campus Fryslan) with a major in 'Responsible Go

10 ECTS in Statistics required

English on VWO level or one of the following equivalents: * IELTS overall band 6.5, no less than 6.0 on each section * TOEFL internet based: Overall: 90 Reading: 18 Listening: 18 Speaking: 20 Writing: 21 * Cambridge English: Cambridge certificate C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency (formerly known as CAE/CPE) * European Baccalaureate, English level L1 or L2 * Please note that TOEFL MyBest Scores are not considered in the Admissions procedure A prospective student can always appl

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 20,800
€ 19,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 Aug '24 1 May '24
1 Feb '25 15 Jan '25 -
1 Sep '25 15 Aug '25 1 May '25
1 Feb '26 15 Jan '26 -
1 Sep '26 15 Aug '26 1 May '26


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