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Geographies of Global Inequalities

Subjects: Geographies of Global Inequalities,Geography,Inequalities,Global

M.Sc. | Master of Science

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English, German
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
311 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

The English-language Master of Science "Geographies of Global Inequalities" delves into global inequalities through a relational lens. This geographical approach examines the links between global dependencies and disruptions. The program's regional focus spans both the Global South and North, recognizing that economic and societal advantages or disadvantages in a globalized world are complex, spatially fragmented, and unevenly distributed, often existing in close proximity. The program's theoretical foundation includes postcolonial, feminist, political-economic, and socio-ecological theories. These are enriched by perspectives such as intersectionality and science and technology studies. These theoretical frameworks provide a social science perspective on key geographical topics like health, mobility, racism, urban research, poverty and inequality, work and labor markets, multispecies relations, livelihood research, global governance, socio-ecological transformation, and gender. Methodologically, the program emphasizes qualitative methods of empirical social research, with a strong focus on ethnographic techniques. Courses also cover research ethics, data management, and the use of software tools, ensuring a comprehensive methodological training. This Master’s program aims to equip students with a deep understanding of global inequalities, fostering an inclusive and insightful academic environment.

Program Information

Study Location Berlin
Start Semester Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English, German
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 311 EUR
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Proof of English language skills (level C1 CEFR) for applicants whose degree was not obtained at an institution/university where English is generally the language of instruction across all courses in all faculties (see MA-Handbook for details).

Qualification Requirements

For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements: a German or equivalent foreign Bachelor degree in geography or in social, cultural or regional sciences. Proof of English language skills (level C1 CEFR), unless the university degree was obtained at an educational institution where English is the language of instruction. German language skills are not required.

Document Requirements

graduation certificate (if you have completed your studies) If you are applying for a higher subject-specific semester, this document is stringently required. official current transcript of records official transcript of records for the master’s program and a current certificate of enrollment if applicable, current certificate of enrollment official translations of all certificates if issued in any language other than German or English proof of English knowledge if applicable, additional study-related skills

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