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In this Master's specialisation you will study the role of regions as locations for economic activities. Especially with increased competition an optimal interaction between economic activities and the local environment is essential. Think of flows of knowledge, the recruitment and training of employees, relations with suppliers, local governments and the role of environmental and social organisations. In this specialisation you will learn to analyse and understand local developments from a global perspective, focussing on both mainstream and alternative economic practices.
The Master's specialisation in Economic Geography prepares students for a professional career in government, semi-government, and business. It also provides a
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1. A completed Bachelor's degree from a geography-related discipline, such as Spatial Planning, Geography, Environment Studies.
2. A proficiency in English (Non-native speakers of English* without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following):
a. A TOEFL score of ≥90, with subscores not lower than 18
b. A IELTS score of ≥6.5, with subscores not lower than 6.0
c. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher
€2,168 (from EEA countries); €16,000 (from non-EEA countries).
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What I really like about the programme is the applicability to the real world with globalising processes, companies and the progress and sustainability of regions and cities connected to important underlying theories. In the programme Economic Geography there is enough room to follow your own interests and choose electives.
The programme really met my expectations. Compared to the Bachelor courses the subjects really go in-depth, the literature is more complex and the lecturers ask you to actively participate in the courses.
With the knowledge I have now, I definitely look different at news events and political developments. I follow the Brexit, new trade agreements between nations, political changes in governments or the adjustment of labour prices in China. This can all influence the choices companies make in choosing their location and affects our field of research. It is interesting how much factors can influence each other and who makes these changes and why.
With Economic Geography you can be the link between large companies and the government or social institutions. Advise them, strategise for the future and influence the sustainability of cities and/or regions. The possibilities are endless in this field.
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