Taught course


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 Geography is a pre-doctoral training programme version of the MA/MSc Geography. Alongside the opportunity to specialise in a chosen area of human geography, it is concerned with developing 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 graduates from the MRes to apply subsequently for ESRC +3 PhD funding.

The MRes further 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)

Plus ONE 30-credit option module from those available, which include:

• Advanced Readings in Geography

• Art, Performance and the City

• Cities, Space and Power

• Cultural Geography in Practice

• Democracy, Rights and Citizenship

• Empire, Race and Immigration

• Global Working Lives (15 credits)

• Migration and Mobilities

• Researching Development in Practice: Mumbai Unbound

• Retheorising Development Futures

• The Theory and History of Community Organising

Information for international students

For more information about applying to study at Queen Mary University of London, please visit the website: http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For the latest information about funding, please visit the Queen Mary University of London website funding and support pages.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
+44 (0)20 7882 8165