Master's Degree in "Human Geography, Spatial Development and Planning". Department of Geography. Faculty of Social Sciences. University of the Aegean.


Following the successful completion of the PSP's courses, the postgraduate students are expected: (a) to thoroughly understand the different concepts, theories and Paradigms (schools of thought) of the sciences of Anthropogeography, development and spatial design, (b) understand and analyse the complex interactions between the society and space, the spatial dimensions and expressions of social, financial, political, cultural, and history changes, as well as the procedures for the development and design of space, both at a national level and at a European Union level, and (c) apply the knowledge and skills acquired to anthropogeographic issues, as well as to issues of developmental policies and policies of urban, regional and spatial design.

Further Information

The objective purpose of the Postgraduate Studies Programme is the creation of highly specialised scientists and researchers, capable of contributing to the integrated and sustainable spatial-financial and spatial-social development of the country and to its equal participation in the European and global space under formation. The main objectives of the programme are the following: (a) The promotion of scientific knowledge and research on the aforementioned subject. (b) The compatibility of the knowledge provided with the international developments of the relevant sciences, research directions, and specialisations. (c) The compatibility of the knowledge offered with the special developmental needs of the country and its special spatial-social and spatial-financial problems. (d) The creation of scientific executives with modern competitive knowledge in the labour market.

The teaching subjects (courses) of the Postgraduate Studies Programme are the following: (1) Research methodology for Anthropogeography, (2) Space - Society - Culture, (3) Issues regarding the theory and the policies of regional and spatial planning (4) Urban planning: from civil art to urban planning, (5) Urban development and policies, (6) Innovative networks, space and design, (7) Cultural and Historic Geography, (8) Global geo-economics and unequal development, (8) Spatial-social inequalities, (9) Globalisation and geopolitics, (10) Geography of relocations, (11) Rural development, (12) Methods for Promoting and Teaching Anthropogeography.

Relation To Employment

Holders of qualifications that belong to this type may work either as self-employed or in positions of responsibility in companies and organizations in the private or in the public sector.


Access to this type of qualification have those who hold a Bachelor Degree (level 6). The selection of graduate students is mainly based on the following criteria: the overall grade of the Bachelor Degree, the grades in undergraduate courses that are relevant with the subjects of the Master’s program, the performance in thesis, where is foreseen at the undergraduate level and any research activity of the candidate. The detailed application of the above mentioned criteria, the definition of additional criteria or the conducting of examinations and interviews, the results of which are taken into account in the selection, are determined by decision of the relevant Department.
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.