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Human Geography

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Human Geography focuses on the geographical dimensions of social and environmental challenges in an increasingly globalized world. Geography is distinctive in its focus on places and spaces, landscapes, territories and borders, and spatial connections.

For whom?

  • Are you interested in how people interact with their environment?
  • Do you want to understand where particularities of places come from and why spatial differences matter?
  • Do you want to contribute to a more inclusive and sustainable world, by studying how economic, political, social, cultural and ecological processes come together in space?
  • Are you interested in topics such as development of cities, everyday urban life, territorial conflicts, migration, global inequalities, climate change and sustainability, economic value chains, financial geography?

If yes, this minor will suit you!

Entry requirements

  • Students must have completed their first bachelor year.
  • Students from universities of applied sciences (HBO) must have completed their second bachelor year.


  • Students can register for the minor by completing the webform (see the study guide).
  • Students from other universities must first enrol as a minor student of the UvA on
Facts & Figures
Credits 30 or 36 ECTS, one year
Language of instruction English
Conditions for admission Preliminary training necessary
Starts in September