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Human Geography - Spaces, Politics, Ecologies

University of Glasgow

M.Res.
12 months
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18370 GBP/year
9750 GBP/year
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About

The Human Geography - Spaces, Politics, Ecologies course at the University of Glasgow engages at an advanced level with conceptual debates in human geography, with cutting edge methodological approaches and with the skills needed to communicate geographical ideas beyond the academy. 

Overview

The course will equip you with the knowledge and skills appropriate to undertake independent research in human geography. The research skills fostered and developed through the course can also be used in a range of different contexts such as the public sector, NGOs, trade unions and research consultancies.

Why study the Human Geography - Spaces, Politics, Ecologies course at the University of Glasgow?

  • Our School is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 in the UK, currently we are 6th (Complete University Guide 2020).
  • Geography at Glasgow is ranked 41st in the world (QS World Rankings 2019).
  • This programme will equip you with independent research skills which will be transferrable to careers in research in public, private and voluntary sectors.
  • The programme has a strong track record of preparing students for doctoral research in Human Geography.
  • The work of the teaching team is at the forefront of debates in critical geographies and there is particular expertise in environmental geographies, cultural, historical, political and social geography.
  • The teaching team includes editors of leading journals in geography including Antipode, GeoHumanities and Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers.
  • The programme draws on the teaching staff’s extensive experience of working beyond the academy in collaborations with a diverse range of organisations in both the global North and South.
  • You will be encouraged to engage in significant critical depth with specific theories and literatures and supported to develop your own critical perspectives. 
  • You will develop your own individual research project in the form of a dissertation supported by expert supervision.
  • MRes students are part of broader human geography related activity such as the regular meetings of the Human Geography Research Group.
  • The School of Geographical & Earth Sciences has an Athena Swan Silver Award, demonstrating the school’s commitment to supporting women in scientific studies and careers, and to improving the working environment for all.

Careers

Career opportunities include positions in non-governmental organisations (eg, Oxfam, Barnardos, SEPA, Scottish Natural Heritage), teaching, and PhD study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Conceptualising Human Geography: Space, Politics, Ecologies
  • Conceptualising Human Geography: Geographical Engagements
  • Researching Human Geography: Design, Methods And Ethics
  • Qualitative Methods
  • Quantitative Data Analysis
  • Human Geography Dissertation Project

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes are normally a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject unless otherwise specified.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18370 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18370 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Home and EU Part-time fee: £1083 per 20 credits

Funding

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