12 months
9950 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Explore the diverse and exciting subject of human geography. Geographers are fascinated by society and environment and examine how places are understood, imagined, used, shared and contested by different peoples. The MSc Human Geography Research course is offered at University of Plymouth.

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Geographers study the world at a range of scales, from the local to the global, and have a keen appreciation of how places are connected. Studying the MSc Human Geography Research at University of Plymouth , you will be part of a rich discipline that engages with a vast range of philosophies and methodologies in its quest to understand people’s diverse relationships with the world.


With an onus on independent, supervised study you'll be prepared for the nature of independent PhD research and will be able to develop your own indepth research interests which will prime you for further study. The key skills and knowledge gained in this course will prime you for jobs in market research, local government and consultancy.

There are opportunities to apply for PhD funding from the South West Doctoral Training Partnership.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • MSc Dissertation 
  • Research in Human Geography Philosophies and Design 
  • Quantitative Research in Human Geography 
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography 
  • Applied Research in Human Geography 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most of our taught programmes begin in September. Applications can usually be made throughout the year, and are considered until programmes are full. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree (2:1 or above) in a relevant discipline or overseas equivalent.

  • If you have overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through ECCTIS, who provide an advisory service.

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    9950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9950 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Part time (Home) and International fees, costs and funding  - To be confirmed

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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