Social Geography and Regional Development

General information

The follow-up Master's degree programme of Social Geography and Regional Development aims at obtaining a relatively broad basic geographical knowledge and skills enabling the deeper understanding of events relevant for the regional dimensions of economic and social development. A broad scale of approaches to a region, as well as analytical skills and ability to select appropriate directions of regional development in the conditions of sustainable development, constitute the main focus of the studies. The students broaden their knowledge of geographical and related disciplines, methods, and techniques of the geographical analysis, and also improve their ability to interpret the current social, economic, and political processes independently and at different levels. The graduates obtain a good overview of geographical and related connected disciplines, and also a sufficient knowledge enabling them to conduct independent empirical analyses. The graduates will be prepared for their work in the regional development - as individuals, and also as team members. Their professional abilities should be characterised by a great deal of adaptation in the context of the specialization of such organizations and teams.

A successful graduate is able to

  • communicate with representatives of public administration and nonprofit organizations
  • use knowledge and abilities in cartography, data analysis, demography, sociology, and related branches
  • work with databases
  • analyse particular geographically relevant processes (migration, commuting, structural economic changes, social structure changes, European integration process, and others)
  • choose appropriate research methods
  • know the principles of the European regional policy, its methods and priorities
  • interpret the political development in the world and analyse the regional political conflicts
  • apply knowledge of contemporary methods of social geographical research

Graduate employment

The graduates can find employment in public administration bodies at the municipal, regional, and central levels, in specialized departments of public administration (i.e. Labour Office), in design and consultancy organizations and agencies of the regional development, sociology, political science, and demography, marketing agencies and polling organizations, in research institutes of the regional development, in the EU expert structures and agencies, in transport companies, foreign trade, tourism, and real estate agencies.

Faculty Faculty of Science
Type of study follow-up master's
Mode full-time
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction czech

Field of study combinations

Field combinations with Social Geography and Regional Development


This field of study is only offered in single-subject study mode

Admission Requirements

The information displayed in this block refers to a previous admission procedure.

Written exam includes special test of geography and cartography on the level of bachelor study. (only in Czech)

Recommended literature

As seen on web: http://www.geogr.muni.cz/

Evaluation criteria

Applicants will be accepted on the base of their entrance exam. The result of special test is also counted.

Frequently enrolled courses

Recommended study plans and other information can be found in the faculty study catalouge.

Additional information

Further detailed information related to the studies in this programme can be found in the Course Catalogue of Geography for the given matriculation year or on the web pages of the Department of Geography: http://geogr.muni.cz/magisterske-studium#regionalni-geografie-a-regionalni-rozvoj

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