The Master’s in Geography (MG) aims to provide advanced training in three areas of specialization of the greatest relevance within the scientific area of Geography: – Tourism and Territorial Communication; – Geographic Information Systems; – Risks and Civil Protection
The area of specialisation in Tourism and Territorial Communication focuses on the major challenges arising from the strong growth of tourism, both to land management and the communication dynamics of territories. Tourism is highly valued in affirmation strategies of territories from the local to the global scale, so this area of specialisation aims to deepen the understanding of the means and ways of strengthening the capacity to attract tourists; to examine the socioeconomic, cultural and environmental impacts of changes triggered by the tourism activity; and, to evaluate its multiple implications with regard to sustainability, land-use planning and management.
The area of specialisation in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) responds to the challenges of digitalization in society, which increasingly drives scientific research based on GIS and remote sensing, also creating a growing need for skills in these fields in a professional context. Thus, this area of specialisation seeks to deepen scientific and technical knowledge regarding the creation, integrated analysis and modeling of spatial information on social and environmental changes; scenario analysis, at different scales; and, the development of innovative proposals for an intelligent, green and inclusive territory.
The MG aims to deepen the knowledge acquired in degrees of the area of Geography (or related), as well as to provide an academic and professional specialisation based on an interdisciplinary and flexible training, with the integration of Curricular Units (CU) of several scientific areas in its study plan (Communication Sciences, History, Sociology, Economics, Informatics, Civil Engineering Sciences, Law). It aims to provide students with the appropriate theoretical and methodological references for the development of scientific research, particularly with an application to land-use planning and management; to promote students’ autonomy in order to extend their scientific research competences, especially with regard to critical reflection and innovation capacities; and, to establish a closer contact with work environments.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
Tourism and Territorial Communication
Geographic Information Systems
Risks and Civil Protection
Universidade do Minho
Campus de Azurém
2 Years / 4 Semesters
HEAD OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME
Prof. Doutor Francisco Costa
253 510 560
Daytime (9h-20h) &
Minimum inscription: 12
Minimum inscription to open a specialization area: 5
Click here and consult the ‘Study Plan’ section, for detailed information on the program content of each Curricular Unit.