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MA Human Geography Research (and 1+3 PhD)

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Good 2:1 or first class Honours degree in geography or a related subject. Applicants whose first language is not English are required to take a suitable test, e.g. IELTS, minimum score 6.5; TOEFL, minimum score 575, plus a score of 4.5 in the Test of written English, or minimum 232 in the computer-based TOEFL.
  • Academic Title
    MA Human Geography Research (and 1+3 PhD)
  • Course description
    Course description

    The MA in Human Geography Research is an innovative research training MA recognised by the ESRC.

    The emphasis is on practical skills in qualitative and quantitative human geography, with a choice of advanced modules in contemporary cultural, economic and social geographies of both the developed and developing world.

    The course involves inter-disciplinary co-operation with the Departments of Politics and Sociological Studies.

    This MA is normally taken as year one of a 1+3 PhD programme but it is also available as a stand-alone one-year course for students requiring Master´s level research training for research posts in local and national government, voluntary organisations and the private sector.

    Course content
    -Theoretical issues in human geographies
    -Research design and research ethics
    -Bibliographic skills
    -Qualitative and quantitative methods and their practical application
    -Presentation of research results
    -Additional optional modules in development studies and in economic, social and cultural geographies
    -Dissertation

    Teaching
    -Seminars
    -Lectures
    -Workshops
    -Reading groups

    Assessment
    -Examination
    -Course papers
    -Project work
    -Dissertation

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