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The 2 years postgraduate (MS/ M.Phil.) degree in Geography provides awareness regarding Earth and the globe. With a postgraduate degree in Geography, students gain perspective and learn the advances in Geography. It will help to broaden the scope of geographic research and successfully implement it into national development and planning. Students will enhance their skills of research work with theoretical work in the field. It will help them to attain the title of a credible researcher. There are numerous universities that offer an MS/ M.Phil. in Geography in Pakistan.


  • Applied Geography
  • Regional Geography 
  • Human Geography
  • Natural Resources Research
  • Geo-informatics

Duration/ Credit Hours:

  • 2 years (4 semesters)


Some HEC recognized universities that offer a MS in Geography are:

  • The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  • University of Karachi
  • University of Gujrat
  • University of Punjab
  • University of Peshawar 
  • Government College University
  • University of Sindh, Jamshoro


Although a very small number of students opt for the degree in Geography, the career and scope is wide. A graduate can pursue their career as the following:

  • Researcher
  • Academics
  • Climatologist
  • Environment Manager
  • Demographer
  • Geo specialist
  • Water and Sanitation Management Organization


Some optional and core subjects of MS in Geography according to the HEC Curriculum are:

  • Techniques in Geo-Informatics
  • Advanced Physical Geography
  • Advanced Human Geography
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Principles of Wetlands Ecology and their Management
  • Quaternary Geomorphology
  • Climatic Change Studies
  • Hydro-geography
  • Advance Plant Geography
  • Cultural Geography
  • Social Geography
  • Population Geography
  • Geography of Migration and Regional Development
  • Behavioural Geography
  • Historical Geography
  • Geography of Religion
  • Geography of Crimes
  • Geography of Recreation and Tourism
  • Gender Geography
  • Rural Settlement Geography
  • Political Geography
  • Medical Geography
  • Geography of Health Care
  • Geography of Nutrition
  • Geography of Administration
  • Environmental Geography
  • Geography of Natural Hazards and Disasters
  • Applied Geomorphology
  • Geography of Wetlands
  • Geographical Analysis
  • Mathematical Geography
  • Urban and Landscape Ecology
  • Geography of Boundaries and Conflicts


To broaden their horizon in the field of geography students are encouraged to pursue a postgraduate degree in Geography. It will help them to learn research methodology to work on field-related research work.


M.Sc. Geography 


After concluding an MS degree in Geography students can pursue a Doctor of Philosophy in Geography at their desired university. Doctorate of Philosophy in Geography can be continued at various international universities as well.


  • Ph.D. in Geography and Planning at Cardiff University, Wales
  •  Ph.D. in Regional and Political Geography at Charles University, Prague
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geography at University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Doctorate in Ph.D. at University of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Doctorate in Physical Geography at University of Lincoln, England
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geography at University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geography at Loughborough University, England
  • Doctorate in Geography at  University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geography at University of Cambridge, England
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (Urban and Regional Studies) at University of Birmingham, England

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