Students must take 70 compulsory credits, which includes a 30-credit minor thesis focused on Spatial Justice. Depending on the students’ research focus, s/he will take an additional 20 optional credits, with at least 10 of these optional credits in Geography and up to 10 credits of electives in Anthropology, Media Studies and Sociology.
Each taught module will consist of ten, 2-hour seminars. All modules are 100% continuous assessment, with a range of assessment types (academic essays, field research journals, applied research projects, mapping projects, blogs, vlogs, field-based reports, individual and group presentations, other). Optional module offerings are offered on a rotational basis, depending on student interest and staff availability (i.e. not all GY modules listed below are offered every year). This may also be the case for optional modules listed in Anthropology, Media Studies, and Sociology.
Our graduates acquire valuable research, analytical and critical, spatial thinking, ethical and professional skills. The skills learned allow our graduates to find employment in various fields, such as: administration; education; services; creative industries; and working with NGOs and local government authorities. A number of our graduates go on to pursue a PhD.
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- Thinking Geographically
- Foundations Of Medical Anthropology
- Foundations Of Anthropology And Development
- Bodies And Environments
- Advanced Studies In Human Geography
- Advanced Studies In Physical Geography
- Irish Media History
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- 12 months
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- Students should normally have earned a 2.1 or above in Geography (either subject degree in Geography or overall) or related disciplines.
- A personal statement is required so the Director can give consideration to applicants with relevant academic, work or professional experience if coming from a different background than the social sciences and/or if earned a 2.2 mark.
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International14000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 14000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6500 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
These postgraduate scholarships for Masters study are funded with the support of the Alumni Affinity Card and provide graduates of Maynooth University with a €5,000 scholarship towards fees for a full-time Taught Masters programme at Maynooth University.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.