Taught course

Geography (Research Methods)

Durham University · Department of Geography

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Entry requirements

A Bachelors degree or higher in an arts or social science subject, of the required standard, to train in preparation for studying for the PhD.

Months of entry


Course content

The MA in Geography (Research Methods) - or MARM - aims to give a broad training in social science research methodology as well as more specific training in the approaches and techniques used in human geography. There is a balance between theory and practical application.

The course includes skills training and reflection on personal experience, and those who are going on to MPhil/PhD work are encouraged to relate what they learn to their future research. The MARM is an ESRC recognised Masters training course and all modules are designed and delivered in line within the ESRC's requirements.

Core modules:

• Philosophy and Theory in Contemporary Human Geography

• Research Frontiers in Human Geography

• Using Geographical Skills and Techniques

• Perspectives on Social Research

• Fieldwork and Interpretation: Qualitative Research Methods

• Dissertation.

Fees and funding


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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