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 or business studies. We will also consider your application if you have lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant industry experience. If you live in the UK you may be invited to an interview.
Months of entry
- 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
Information for international studentsTo study this course you need to meet our Band 3 English Language requirements: Direct Entry : IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all sub-skills). If you have lower English Language scores, you may be accepted onto a Pre-sessional English Language course.
Fees and funding
See our course fees and funding web page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Karyn McCloud, Clerical Officer (Postgraduate Taught), School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
- +44 (0) 191 208 7200