Do you wonder why climate change has different consequences in different regions? Do you want to know where to build what types of houses to solve the housing crisis?
Do you dare to ask critical questions about how different places develop to help remake a better world? Then Human Geography & Planning may be the right choice for you.
During this programme, you learn to investigate society in its spatial context. You will learn to explain regional and local differences in societal developments in relation to the place and time in which they occur. For example, why do some regions benefit more from globalisation than others? Or, what are the consequences of population decline for those that remain living in shrinking regions? And, how can you work together with different institutions to plan and build suitable residential areas? You will learn to answer such questions and use this knowledge to create new ideas and develop the places we live today and in the future. This programme covers a wide variety of topics, including urban development, globalisation and labour markets, migration, and urban and regional planning. Geographers and planners combine these topics with a spatial perspective to make the world we live in a better place; making places better together.
The first year introduces you to the various themes of human geography & planning, and academic skills. During the second year, you deepen your knowledge about spatial developments and improve your skills to answer spatial questions. In the third year, you can specialise by following extra faculty courses, broadening your view by taking a minor or doing an internship, or widening your horizon by studying abroad. Finally, to finish your studies, you will write a bachelor’s thesis where you combine your knowledge and skills to become a human geographer or planner ready to make a positive contribution to the world around you.