About the programme
The aim of the Geography MSc programme is to train professional geographers with expertise in the fields of landscape and environmental management as well as regional and urban planning. Students of the programme are trained to understand the spatial patterns of environmental, and social processes, to develop research-based solutions, to demonstrate and communicate research results, to plan and manage the sustainable development of natural and human environment and to influence policy-making. The skills and competencies gained during the programme meet the expectations of various types of employers from local and regional administration, to management and planning authorities (e.g. environmental protection, urban development). Through IT and GIS knowledge, and analytical skills graduates will be able to participate in planning processes, to prepare studies and policy documents and to work independently.
A distinct characteristic of the programme is the multidisciplinary foundation with roots in geosciences, informatics, social sciences and planning. The basic courses include geographical research methods, GIS and remote sensing knowledge, modelling and simulation, project management, regional policy and spatial development, political and social geography, landscape planning and environmental risk assessment. The core fields of studies are spatial data collection and analysis, visualisation, environmental planning, urban planning, rural development, place marketing, vegetation analysis and hydrological planning. From the 2nd semester students start to work on a research project leading to an MSc thesis by the end of the 4th semester. The MSc programme is finished by a final examination. Successful graduates can continue their studies and research in the frame of geosciences PhD program at the University of Szeged.
Level of the programme: MSc
Duration of the programme: 4 semesters
Registered in: EU
Application requirements: fully completed and signed application form, BSc degree*from an accredited university or higher education institution in Geography or a related field, a demonstrated proficiency in English (TELC/ECL B2, TOEFL IBT – 72, RPDT – 72, Cambridge FC B, IELTS – 5.5), copy of passport, 2 recommendation letters from recognised academic persons, recent medical certificate of satisfactory general health status, a CV, a motivational letter, an individual interview (online) and the payment of the non-refundable application fee.
Exemption from English language exam certificate: During the application to the programmes of the Faculty of Science and Informatics those applicants are not required to provide the English language exam certificates who are natives of one of the following countries and can officially demonstrate that their academic studies have been conducted in English. For the list of countries click here.
Start of the programme: September of each year
Tuition fee: 2700 EUR per semester
Application fee: 35 EUR
Entrance Exam fee: 100 EUR
*Academic Records: an official English version OR translation of your full bachelor's transcript including an explanation of the grading system, and an official English version OR translation of your bachelor's degree.