MSc-Postgraduate Diploma in Research in Human Geography

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  • Objectives
    To provide students with a broad-based training in social science research and a discipline specific training in human geography. More specifically, students taking this course will gain: knowledge, skills and understanding that are generic to social science research; knowledge and understanding of contemporary human geography and its concerns, philosophies and methods for data generation, analysis and interpretation; critical reflexive thinking and an appreciation of difference; and, skills in qualitative, quantitative, textual and (carto) graphic techniques.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally at least an upper second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in geography or related social science disciplines. Applicants with a lower second class degree may be considered provided satisfactory references are received, but cannot be entered for an ESRC 1+3 scholarship.
  • Academic title
    MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Research in Human Geography
  • Course description
    Course modules

    -Managing and Communicating Research
    -Research Design and Methods in Human Geography
    -Research Methods in the Social Sciences
    -Philosophy in Human Geography
    -Research Dissertation


    -Transformation and Development
    -Environment, Society and Space*
    -Globalization and Difference*
    -Participatory GIS
    -Global Energy Security
    -*One of these modules can be replaced by an approved postgraduate module elsewhere in the Department or the University.

    Teaching and assessment methods
    Teaching is conducted using a variety of methods including lectures, seminars, practicals, student presentations and group-based projects. Assessment of taught modules is by coursework and examination. The dissertation counts for one third of the total credits required for the MSc

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