The Human Geography Research programme from Newcastle University equips you with the knowledge and research skills needed to develop as a human geography researcher. Throughout the course you will develop:
- the ability to define research problems and design appropriate methods for their investigation
- individual research interests through choosing your own projects
- your research profile
- research skills in data collection and analysis
- an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of different data types and research methods
- bibliographic and computing research skills, including the use of specialist software
- a professional approach to ethical issues surrounding research in human geography
- research skills in qualitative and quantitative data analysis techniques
- communication skills for the effective dissemination of research to both specialist and non-specialist audiences
Our key areas of research in human geography include:
- social and cultural geography
- economic geographies
- international development
Newcastle University is one of the leading places for geographical research in the UK. In 2014, we received recognition for the quality of our publications and research outputs. 80% of our geography research output is world-leading or internationally excellent. This ranks us fourth in the UK for output quality. The impact of our research was also recognised, with Newcastle ranked equal third in the UK.
Following the assessment of case studies ranging from a wide topic area, 70% were rated as world-leading, including:
- the role of universities in regional growth
- new ways of benchmarking economic areas
- standards for the assessment of water quality
- the impact of people trafficking
Quality and Ranking
We rank in the top 100 for Geography - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- Thinking about Research
- Information Skills
- Dissertation Preparation
- Qualitative Methodology in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
- Quantitative Methods
- Doing Geographical Research
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.
DisciplinesGeography View 88 other Masters in Geography in United Kingdom
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant arts, humanities or social science subject, such as:
- urban studies
- environmental studies
- business studies
We will also consider your application if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant industry experience.
International18000 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA7800 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 7800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- UK/EU Part time: £3,900
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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