Following are the top universities for human geography programs:

The University of Nottingham (UK) - The MSc Human Geography is an ESRC-recognised Masters program that covers current themes in critical human geography and research methods for social scientists. The School of Geography is one of the strongest in the UK and is listed amongst the UK's top five geography departments (The Times Good University Guide). The School has been rated 5 in the Research Assessment Exercise and 'excellent' in the HEFCE assessment of teaching provision.

University of Glasgow (UK) - The Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences offers a Masters in Research (MRes) programme in human geography aimed at those who are seeking to develop a career in research. The University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.

Macquarie University (Australia) - The Master of Arts in Human Geography program aims to equip individuals with an understanding of key social and environmental issues from both practical and theoretical perspectives. It is suitable for bachelor graduates with an interest in human geography, environmental issues and cross cultural negotiations. Macquarie's graduates are highly sought after, with graduate starting salaries ranked among the highest in Australia for over a decade (Good Universities Guide 1998 - 2010).

University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands) - The Master's programme Human Geography is a 1-year programme, providing a thorough understanding of social phenomena and processes at different geographical scales (global, national or local) from a socio-spatial perspective, with an emphasis on urban and (geo-)political issues. The University is ranked among the top 15 universities in Europe and the top 50 world-wide.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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