Taught course

Human Geography Research

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Qualifications
MA

Entry 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 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

September

Course content

Our Human Geography Research MA is a recognised pathway within the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) North East Doctoral Training Centre (NEDTC). It provides advanced-level training in research skills, methods and theories so you can pursue a career in research.
Our course 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.

Information for international students

To 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

MA

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Karyn McCloud, Clerical Officer (Postgraduate Taught), School of Geography, Politics and Sociology
Email
gps@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7200