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Human Geography

People and spaces
Study Human Geography and boost your abilities to understand, analyze and interpret the world around us.

Urban spaces, landscapes and regions

Human Geography is about the ways in which spaces, places and environments are both the condition for and the consequence of human activities.Within human geography you study human interactions with their surrounding world. The subject has a focus on how people organize and make use of the earth's surface and its resources.

Particular emphasis is on people's economic, social and cultural activities and processes as well as on the relationship to places and geographical areas: from urban spaces to landscapes, regions and countries. Human geography covers many topics and can be combined with other university disciplines.

As human geographers, we take a broad view of human activities as cultural, economic, social and political, and we approach topics from distinctly geographical perspectives. Human geographers add sensitivity to space and place to social, political and economic enquiry, and we frequently draw on elements from the natural sciences and the humanities.

Career prospects

Human Geography gives you a basis for several possible careers like urban planner, educator, scientist, analyst, environmental strategist, or manager in the private and public sectors.

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Human Geography

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The Department of Human Geography
and the Human Ecology Division

Address: Sölvegatan 10,
223 62 Lund
Phone: 046-222 17 59

Faculty of Social Sciences