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Historical Geography Master in Science by Research

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  • Objectives
    (a) Provide students with a substantive knowledge and understanding of a variety of methods, techniques and approaches that support advanced-level research in the social sciences (b) Allow and encourage students to pursue a sustained programme of original research into a chosen aspect of historical geography (c) Develop a range of professional competencies and personal transferable skills that will enable students to pursue a variety of employment and/or other opportunities within the broad field of historical geography.
  • Entry requirements
    Successful applicants must normally hold at least a lower second Honours degree in a related subject. Applicants with a lower class of degree and/or from outside of these areas will be considered individually and are usually interviewed prior to being offered a place. Applicants without a first degree, but who have relevant work experience, are also considered on an individual basis.
  • Academic Title
    Historical Geography Master in Science by Research
  • Course description
    The study of historical geography encourages better understanding of past societies, economies and cultures, and provides a wider comprehension of the processes of change experienced today. This course is designed to equip students with the advanced level research skills required to support a substantive piece of original research into a chosen aspect of historical geography.

    Future prospects

    The programme will benefit students contemplating an academic or research-oriented career, providing a stimulating introduction to the world of advanced level research in historical geography.

    Potential research projects include:

        * local or regional industrial development
        * patterns, processes and cultures of consumption
        * the service economy of urban or rural areas
        * emerging urban and regional identities
        * landscape change
        * urban renaissance and civic culture.

    Research may focus on any historical period, but analyses of the early modern and Victorian periods are especially encouraged.

    The Masters by Research in Historical Geography will appeal to those wishing to develop further their interest in the historical development of their locality and/or region.

    Additional support for international students

    Coventry University takes pride in the culture and richness that its international students bring to campus life. Currently over 2,000 international students from some 90 countries are pursuing programmes of study here, with a growing amount enrolling on postgraduate courses. A recent report ranked the University highly in terms of international student numbers, recognising our reputation as a leading international institution.

    To meet the needs of this rapidly growing community within the University's student population, our International Office is on hand to provide assistance on all relevant matters such as visas and immigration. It also serves as an information centre to help international visitors locate the many services and activities both on campus and further afield.

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