12 months
24000 GBP/year
8500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Critical Human Geographies programme from The University of Exeter provides core modules in social and geographical theories and methodologies, along with three research-led modules through which you can experience the variety of cutting-edge research in the department

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  • MRes Critical Human Geographies forms part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South West Doctoral Training Partnership, which provides in-depth research training in the social sciences in general and human geography in particular
  • Focused on preparing you for a career in social science research, whether at doctoral level at university, or in the public and private sectors


The Critical Human Geographies programme from The University of Exeter  is essentially designed to develop in you a broad-based and relevant knowledge of research approaches and methods in human geography and the social sciences, and to provide you with a range of transferable skills appropriate to Masters-level research within the discipline.

The programme aims to prepare you for a career as a professional researcher in either academic or non-academic environments. The core training in social scientific philosophy, epistemology, methodology and analysis is set within a contemporary human geography context, allowing you to apply the wider concepts and skills introduced in the broader social scientific setting to specific topics of geographical inquiry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Research Methods and Design in Human Geography
  • Contemporary Debates in Human Geography
  • Dissertation
  • Geographies of Culture, Creativity and Practice
  • Geographies of Life
  • Space, Politics and Power
  • Qualitative Methods in Social Research

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. We close to applications wishing to join us for study in 2022/2023 on Friday 16 September. We advise international applicants to submit a complete application by mid-July.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants are considered individually on merit, although we usually require a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK fees per year:

  • £4,250 part-time
International fees per year:
  • £12,000 part-time

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 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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