M.A. On Campus

Society, Space and Place

Aberystwyth University

12 months
15500 GBP/year
7650 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MA in Society, Space and Place at Aberystwyth University provides advanced training in research practices, theories and qualitative and quantitative methodologies that will equip students for careers in government agencies, public bodies, research institutes, and private consultancies, or for undertaking doctoral-level research.


Students will complete specialist modules in human geography and cognate disciplines, and participate in a theory and methods school with students from Cardiff and Swansea universities. Students can expect to be part of an energetic postgraduate community and participate in the Department’s active and inclusive research culture.


Students graduating from this Society, Space and Place course at Aberystwyth University will have acquired a high level of competence in

  • research design
  • data gathering
  • data analysis
  • key concepts and debates in the spatial social sciences and humanities

Our graduates have taken a wide variety of career pathways:

  • Social and economic research consultancy
  • Strategic Research Consultancy
  • Marketing and Strategy Development
  • Planning roles across various market sectors
  • Information technology operations manager
  • Local and national government
  • Civil Service
  • International, investment, and private banking
  • Academia
  • Teaching

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Geography Theory and Method
  • Key Concepts and Debates in Human Geography
  • Principles of Research Design
  • Qualitative Data Collection and Analysis
  • Quantitative Data Collection and Analysis (for social scientists)
  • Concepts and Sources in Heritage Studies
  • Ecocriticism and Ecocinema
  • Global Climate Change: Debates and Impacts
  • International Politics
  • Science, Place and Victorian Culture
  • The Making of Modern Wales

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good 2:2 Bachelors (Honours) degree in a relevant subject area, or equivalent.  Non-graduates will be considered individually based on relevant work experience.
  • Applicants are encouraged to submit an up-to-date CV as part of their application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7650 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Aberystwyth

700 - 1300 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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