Geography and Territorial Sciences
|Study location||Italy, Turin|
|Type||POSTGRADUATE DEGREE, full-time|
|Nominal duration||2 years. For each year of enrollment, students may choose between full-time or part-time status. Tuition fees vary accordingly. (120 ECTS)|
|Tuition fee||€2,800 per year
For the academic year 2023/2024 the tuition fees ranged from 156€ to 2.800€ per year, depending on the student’s financial situation.
For more information on the tuition fees for the a.y. 2024/2025, please refer to the dedicated webpage on our University portal. At the same page you’ll also be able to verify if you are eligible for a fee reduction or exemption.
First cycle diploma (BA, Undergraduate diploma)
You must hold a first-cycle degree (i.e. bachelor’s degree) gained after at least 3 years of University education. You will also need to meet specific admission requirements and demonstrate a suitable academic preparation and a solid background.
To register for the Master’s Program in Geography and Territorial Sciences, candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in the domain of Geography, Territorial Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Economics, Political Sciences.
Alternatively, candidates must have at least 12 ECTS credits in at least two of the following academic areas:
- Physical Geography (Geomorphology);
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / French / Italian / Spanish.
If the document is issued in a different language from those listed above, you will have to upload both the original document and its certified translation.
This degree program has 50 available places for non-European applicants residing abroad.
Applicants must hold an international certification (see below for list of accepted certifications and minimum scores requirements), certifying at least a CEFR B2 level of English language proficiency, or must have taken at least one English language exam in their University curriculum.
Accepted language certifications for admission and minimum scores are listed below.
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE);
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
The master’s degree in Geography and Territorial Sciences trains professionals capable of integrating cultural, socio-economic, technical and planning knowledge for spatial and environmental analysis, organisation and management. As such, it trains a new generation of
skilled workers and citizens who can effectively deal with the unprecedented contemporary societal, economic and political challenges both locally and internationally (e.g., environmental crisis, planetary urbanisation, globalisation, geopolitical tensions).
The master’s degree in Geography and Territorial Sciences is an inter-University programme: this means that the degree is awarded jointly by the Università degli Studi di Torino and the Politecnico di Torino, two leading Italian and European Universities.
In the first year, the degree includes courses aimed at acquiring an in-depth knowledge of physical and human geography: students will attend classes that are fundamental for understanding the environmental, socio-cultural and political phenomena connected to the main processes of global change. At the same time, students will learn to use the main IT tools for spatial representation, analysis and management.
In the second year, students can refine their skills, following their study interests and professional goals by choosing one of several different pathways. Two of them are entirely in English:
• URBAN AND POLITICAL GEOGRAPHY: This pathway analyses the political and power processes operating at different territorial levels, which affect the urban domain. The course trains future experts in the social, economic and political processes governing different urban and regional systems.
• GEO-DATA SCIENCE: This pathway integrates skills relating to geomatics (numerical cartography, GIS, remote sensing) with those of applied informatics (programming languages, databases, big data and artificial intelligence) to train GIS analysts capable of creating new data analysis tools and optimising workflows in the application of spatial science.
The Master’s degree also offers pathways in Italian: applied geomorphology, applied meteorology, landscape protection and enhancement, territorial development.
In Italy and abroad, geographers work in: public and private research centres; development agencies, professional firms and companies operating in the field of spatial policies and sustainable development; public offices in the fields of spatial planning, environmental and landscape protection and management, preservation of historical-cultural resources, urban and regional policies; International and national agencies.
Overall, students will leave the Master’s degree in Geography and Territorial Sciences with the geography skills needed for jobs in natural resource management, research, urban planning, sustainability, development and policy.