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Human Geography - Spaces, Politics, Ecologies

12 months
20400 GBP/year
10950 GBP/year
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The Human Geography - Spaces, Politics, Ecologies programme of 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. 


The Human Geography - Spaces, Politics, Ecologies programme of the University of Glasgow 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 this programme

  • Our School is consistently ranked amongst the top 10 in the UK, currently we are 6th (Complete University Guide).
  • Geography at Glasgow is ranked 41st in the world (QS World Rankings).
  • 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.

Career prospects

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

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK Part-time fee: £1,217 per 20 credits

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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