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Human Geography Research

Newcastle University

M.A.
12 months
Duration
18000 GBP/year
7800 GBP/year
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About

The Human Geography Research programme from Newcastle University is a recognised pathway within the the ESRC Northern Ireland/North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership. It provides advanced-level training in research skills, methods and theories so you can pursue a career in research.

Overview

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
  • geopolitics

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Thinking about Research
  • Information Skills
  • Dissertation Preparation
  • Qualitative Methodology in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Doing Geographical Research

Key information

Duration

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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

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.

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

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant arts, humanities or social science subject, such as:

  • geography
  • planning
  • urban studies
  • environmental studies
  • sociology
  • politics
  • business studies

We will also consider your application if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant industry experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7800 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • UK/EU Part time: £3,900

Funding

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