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The overall aim of the programme is to train geographers to play an active role in contemporary society. Since our teaching is research-based, KU Leuven and VUB have joined forces to create this joint degree programme taught in English. The programme offe
Location:
Leuven, Belgium
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Master of Geography is a two-year advanced study programme jointly organised by KU Leuven and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). This interuniversity Master's programme offers comprehensive training in approaches to social geographical and/or natural geographical phenomena: it aims to provide a deeper understanding of geographical problems and methods, knowledge of theoretical debates within the discipline and practical training in the use of geographical techniques. The overall aim of the programme is to train geographers to play an active role in contemporary society. Since our teaching is research-based, KU Leuven and VUB have joined forces to create this joint degree programme taught in English. The programme offers three majors: - Terrestrial Ecosystems and Environmental Change - Space and Society - Development and Environment. This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. 120 ECTS

The overall aim of the programme is to train geographers to play an active role in contemporary society. Since our teaching is research-based, KU Leuven and VUB have joined forces to create this joint degree programme taught in English. The programme offers three majors: - Terrestrial Ecosystems and Environmental Change - Space and Society - Development and Environment.

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at KU Leuven and the Department of Geography at VUB jointly offer a highly competitive degree programme firmly rooted in current research at both universities. Both departments continuously develop and maintain innovative and internationally recognised research programmes on fundamental and applied aspects of the geosciences covering a wide range of spatial and temporal scales. These generally involve international collaborative efforts, and both departments participate in various international research networks. Master's students can obviously benefit from this strong emphasis on research when carrying out their own research projects. By being part of a professional research team, students are presented with the best opportunity to learn and develop scientific skills. In many cases, students spend several months abroad for fieldwork and data collection within the framework of their Master's thesis.
Setting Description:
KU Leuven is an autonomous university. It was founded in 1425. It was born of and has grown within the Catholic tradition. From its Christian view of the world and the human, KU Leuven endeavours to be a place for open discussion of social, philosophical and ethical issues and a critical centre of reflection in and for the Catholic community. KU Leuven offers its students an academic education based on high-level research, with the aim of preparing them to assume their social responsibilities. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied research. It is strongly inter- and multidisciplinary in focus and strives for international excellence. To this end, KU Leuven works together actively with its research partners at home and abroad. KU Leuven encourages personal initiative and critical reflection in a culture of idea exchange, cooperation, solidarity and academic freedom. It pursues a proactive diversity pol
Cost:
The Flemish Government's generous co-financing system ensures that tuition fees for Bachelor's and initial Master's programmes remain relatively low: 890 EUR per academic year.

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