2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master in Geography and Territorial Processes

Degree programme

Programme type 2nd Cycle Degree/2 year Master
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 0971
Degree Programme Class LM-80 - Geography
Years in which the programme is being held I, II
Type of access Open access with assessment of personal competencies
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Elisa Magnani
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

Curricular requirements, competence and skills evaluation Admission to the Master's degree in Geography and Territorial Processes requires the possession of appropriate competences in geography, history, territorial and environmental studies, cultural studies and land planning.Master's degree candidates must have completed:a) A bachelor in all degree programmes (ex D.M. 270/04, ex D.M. 509/99, ex D.M. 508/99) or a degree with the previous degree programme systems, antecedent to D.M. 509/99.orb) A bachelor obtained in another country and approved in ItalyIn both cases, candidates must have obtained a minimum of 15 CFU in one or more of the following subject areas:M-GGR/01, M-GGR/02, GEO/04, GEO/05, GEO/06, ICAR/06, ICAR/07, ICAR/15, ICAR/18, ICAR/20, ICAR/21, ING-INF/05, IUS/10, AGR/10, AGR/14, SECS-S/01, SECS-S/04, SECS-S/05, SECS-P/12, SPS/02, SPS/06, SPS/07, SPS/08, SPS/10, SPS/13, SPS/14, M-FIL/05, M-FIL/06, M-PSI/01, M-STO/01, M-STO/02, M-STO/04, L-ANT/02, L-ANT/03.Candidates who did not obtain the required credits are subjected to an interview.The Commission, appointed by the Master's degree Council, will evaluate the candidates between September and December 2014. Schedule is disseminated on University internet site.Furthermore, candidates must have obtained a bachelor evaluation not lower than 70/100.Candidates with lower evaluation are subject to an interview.International candidates are subject to a distinctive interview in order to evaluate their skills. The interview can also be online.

Programme profile

The Master's degree in geography trains professional Geographers and Cartographers.There are three different specialisations:- methods and techniques of geographical representation: cartography, statistical demography.- geographical theory and methodology: this includes the exploitation of geography in different spatial and historical contexts.- geography in its relation with politics, economy and the society.A professional geographer requires a multi-disciplinary profile and cross competences, as well as strong interpersonal skills for interacting in heterogeneous working groups.Geographical knowledge requires competence in geomatic, cartography and remote sensing, as well as in history, statistics, demography, sociology and political sciences.This Master's programme underlies these subjects, fostering cooperation and an open-minded spirit, resolving complex geographical problems using appropriate theoretical knowledge, empirical data and scientific method. Students also learn a specific lexicon in order to discuss and communicate geographical issues with a critical approach.

Access to further study

It gives access to third cycle studies (Dottorato di ricerca/Scuole di specializzazione) and master universitario di secondo livello.

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