The world is the playground of geographers: Human Geography is about people, space and place. It studies the relationship between human activities and their spatial environment. Some examples of geographic questions include:

  • What explains clustering behaviour of companies in retail areas?
  • Children of divorced parents: which factors affect the question of where they feel at home?
  • What is the impact of foreign direct investments on mobility and displacement of local communities in Uganda?
  • What are the effects of surveillance and policing on wellbeing and the exclusion of certain social groups from urban nightlife?
  • What is the relationship between neighbourhood characteristics and mental health?
  • What will be the impact of Brexit on EU-UK mobility flows?

Human Geography, being an integrative discipline, serves as an excellent platform for integrating knowledge from various related disciplines, such as Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and Economics. Doing research related to space, place, and interactions, within and across spaces and places, leads many geographers to range far from the field's core and explore the peripheral realms where geographic perspectives and insights intersect with those from other disciplines. A distinguishing feature of geographers is their orientation toward the world, and learning outside the classroom is an important way of acquiring skills and knowledge.