Taught course

Geography (Research Methods)

Institution
Durham University · Department of Geography
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

The MA in Geography (Research Methods) which admits any student with 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

October

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 degree programme includes skills training and reflection on personal experience, and those students who are going on to MPhil/PhD work are encouraged to relate what they learn to their future research. Most of the teaching is in small groups and emphasises student engagement and discussion. The MARM is an ESRC recognised Masters training course and all modules are designed and delivered in line within the ESRC's requirements. All modules include formative and summative assessment. The teaching programme is delivered in Terms 1 and 2. From Easter onwards students work on their dissertation with the support of an allocated supervisor.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Admissions
Email
geog.pgadmissions@durham.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0)191 334 1851