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Geography MSc

About the programme

The aim of the Geography MSc program is to train professional geographers who have deep insight into landscape and urban development. Graduates of the programme are able to understand the natural, environmental, technical and social phenomena and processes, to develop research and applied science-based solutions, to demonstrate the results of their research and to plan and manage the sustainability of the natural and human environment. Successful graduates can also continue their studies and research in the Geosciences PhD program at University of Szeged.


Based on the current needs of the labour market, employers expect a comprehensive theoretical background to fulfill the requirements of various positions in relevant fields, a thorough IT knowledge, an analytical approach, and the ability to participate in development planning processes, to compile professional studies and documents and to work independently. The skills and competencies covered during this four semester programme have been developed according to these needs.


The basic courses cover the fields of geographical research methods, 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 models, urban planning, rural development, place marketing, vegetation analysis, and hydrological planning. Beginning in the third semester, students start a research project which forms the basis of a qualifying thesis. All MSc candidates must also pass a final examination.


Level of the programme: MSc

Duration of the programme: 4 semesters

Registered in: EU

Credits: 120


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, PBT – 550, 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.


Online application

Scholarship: it is available to cover the tuition fee (e.g. Stipendium Hungaricum, for details see the website of Tempus Public Foundation).

Start of the programme: September of each year

Tuition fee: 3000 USD per semester

Other fees: 150 USD application fee and 150 USD entrance exam fee


For more information please visit our website or contact Dr. Viktoria Blanka via e-mail or call +36 62 343 236.

 

*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.

SZTE Experience


JoseJose Eges - Faculty of Sciences and Informatics

I’m from Ecuador and a Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship holder in my second year. I chose University of Szeged because of its highly ranked status in Hungary. I like the generosity of the people and the fantastic university facilities. The student environment is very relaxing, and you learn a lot from the cultural diversity. The student mentors are helpful. Professors and members of faculty staff are very approachable to guide and support you with academic challenges. Life in Szeged is exciting, and my favorite spot is the bank of Tisza River. The landscape of the bridge across the river and the beachside perspective is a beauty. I do enjoy the good academic system, and friendly environment.


julieJulie Deschanels- Faculty of Law and Political Sciences- Business Law

I chose the University of Szeged, because it has a very good international reputation. When I previously checked the website of the University I liked the fact that Szeged is not too big and too small. I received a lot of help from the ESN mentors. I like Hungary and Szeged a lot and I’m enjoying my classes. When I have free time I go jogging, or play foosball with my friends. In Szeged I really love Süti, nem süti, the river and TIK, because it is just perfect place to study: specious place with full of students and books.

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