Title of the programme: Geography MSc
Duration of the course: 4 semesters
Language of tuition: English
Description of 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. Graduates of the programme are able to understand the spatial aspects 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 knowledge, and analytical skills graduates are able to participate in planning processes, to prepare studies and policy documents and to work independently.
The basic courses serve the acquisition of the necessary theoretical background, while the compulsory core courses are aimed to improve the skills and attitudes related to analytical, practical and independent thinking in the field of landscape and environment management and urban development.
The necessary professional expertise is achieved by the compulsory external professional training (5 credits). Good problem recognition and problem solving, moreover information processing skills are important general competencies that are aimed to improve on the practice courses. The several group project works on the courses demonstrate the importance of responsible team-work.
The basic courses include geographical research methods, 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.
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.
Degree approved: Geography BSc
Degrees approved with special conditions: Earth science/Geology, Environmental Science, Environmental engineering, Geo-Engineering, Geodetic Engineering, Garden and Landscape Architecture, Economic and Rural Development, Environmental Management, Agricultural Engineering, Nature Conservation Engineering, Tourism and Hospitality Management or relevant disciplines.
Fulfilment of the absent prerequisites in case of degrees approved with special conditions:
In case of degrees approved with special conditions the entry requirement for the Master program is to possessing 65 credits in the following fields:
natural sciences (10 credits): mathematics, geo-mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology (ecology), geodesy
economic and human studies (10 credits): economics, legal studies, sociology, management, geopolitics, European Union studies
professional studies (45 credits): geomorphology, hydrogeography, biogeography, pedogeography, population and urban geography, economic geography, regional geography (Europe, Hungary), geoinformatics
The Entry requirement is to possess minimum 45 credits in the listed fields based on the earlier studies. The missing credits have to be completed according to the Academic and Examination Regulations of Szeged University.
To be admitted to Master's level programme, students must demonstrate proficiency in English. The requested level of language knowledge is at least B2-intermediate according to the Common European Framework Reference. The certificate must be international language exam (TELC B2, ECL B2, TOEFL iBT test score of at least 72, or RPDT score 72; Cambridge First Certificate at least "B"; IELTS score of at least 5.5).
Application period for the fall semester of the academic year 2021-2022: 1 January -31 May 2021 in Dream Apply
Application fee: 35 EUR (non-refundable)
Entrance examination fee: 100 EUR (only applicable if entrance examination is required)
Tuition fee: 2700 EUR per semester
List of required documents:
The application is in the SZTE Dream Apply
1. Completed application form in the SZTE Dream Apply
2. Curriculum Vitae in English
3. Letter of interest in English
4. The requested level of English proficiency is B2 (intermediate) according to the Common European Framework Reference (CEFR); the certificate must be an international language exam (e.g.: TELC B2, ECL B2, TOEFL iBT test score of 72, or PBT score 550; Cambridge First Certificate "B"; IELTS score of 5.5 at least)
5. School certificates:
(a) Copy of the BSc degree (for applicants for MSc programmes – notarized English translation)
(b) Official full transcripts of your higher education studies (notarized English translation)
6. Copy of the passport (relevant page(s) where passport number, name, photo and date of expiry are visible)
7. Recent medical certificate of satisfactory general health status (not older than 1 month).
8. 2 recommendation letters from recognised academic persons
9. An evidence of payment of 35 EUR non-refundable application fee
For further information please contact:
Dr. Ferenc Kovács