Taught course

Cities and Cultures

Queen Mary, University of London · Geography

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree or higher in a humanities or social science subject from a UK University (or an equivalent international qualification) together with two supportive references. Candidates are expected to have good English language ability and to meet the standard of the IELTS, or equivalent, at level 7.0.

Months of entry


Course content

The MRes Cities and Cultures is a predoctoral training programme version of the MA Cities and Cultures. Alongside the focus on the cultural geographies of cities, it develops social science research skills and methods appropriate for further study in this field. Core modules in interdisciplinary research methods are taught through the London Social Science Doctoral Training Centre, making it an approved pathway for ESRC funding. This allows eligible students to apply for ESRC 1+3 funding to cover the MRes with a PhD. It also allows successful MRes graduates to apply subsequently for ESRC +3 PhD funding. The MRes also caters more generally for those working in, or seeking to work in, a research-related post in the public, private or charitable sectors.

Programme outline
The programme is made up of 180 credits.
Core module:
• Dissertation of 15,000 words (60 credits)

Compulsory modules:
• Geographical Thought and Practice (30 credits)
• Introduction to Social Science Research: Qualitative Methods (30 credits)
• Introduction to Social Science Research: Quantitative Methods (30 credits).
Option modules – ONE from:
• Cities, Space and Power (30 credits)
• Cultural Geography in Practice (30 credits)
• Art, Performance and the City (30 credits)
• Empire, Race and Immigration (30 credits)
• Advanced Readings in Geography (30 credits)

Information for international students

For further information on applying as an international student, please visit the Queen Mary University of London International webpages: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/index.html

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For the latest funding information please visit the Queen Mary University of London funding and support webpages.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)20 7882 8165