The Research in Human Geography programme from University of Birmingham is a research training Masters degree. It can provide a useful foundation for undertaking a PhD in Human Geography, or is ideal for those who want to acquire rigorous research skills more generally.
The programme provides research training in theoretical, philosophical and methodological issues relevant to human geography and social science research. These include debates concerning social theory and epistemology, qualitative and quantitative techniques and their application to human geography, and research design, ethics and presentation.
The aims of the programme are:
- To develop a deeper understanding of advanced level theoretical, philosophical and methodological debates in contemporary human geographies and related social sciences;
- To provide advanced training in social science research methodologies and their application in social research in general and human geography in particular
- To develop a student's ability to communicate ideas and research effectively.
Former students have developed successful academic, business and policy-based careers (for example, in policy development, international finance and accountancy, economic development and consultancy, journalism and market research for a range of public, private and voluntary organisations). Other graduates have continued to PhD research in the School and elsewhere, such as Oxford.
- Research Project
- Research Design
- Doing Human Geography
- Theoretical Themes for Geographers
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesGeography View 130 other Masters in Geography in United Kingdom
Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in Geography or a related discipline.
International19380 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19380 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National4596 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4596 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Birmingham
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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