We require a UK Honours degree with a First classification or the overseas equivalent, in a field pertaining to the chosen pathway.
When assessing your academic record we take into account the grades you have achieved and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.
Months of entry
MSc Research Methods is a research-intensive master's designed for those who wish to continue to PhD and/or are considering embarking on a career in research. It has a strong focus on developing research skills combined with further study in human geography.
The MSc is designed to comply with the research training requirements for two ESRC scholarships as administered by the North West Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership (NWSSDTP): the three-year PhD scholarship (commonly termed +3) and the four-year scholarship that covers an eligible one year master's and a three-year PhD (commonly termed 1+3).
The course is ideal if you want to apply for an ESRC scholarship through the NWSSDTP or a School of Environment, Education and Development scholarship.
NWSSDTP approved master's must meet the minimum research training requirement expected by the ESRC.
Manchester is the ideal place to study Geography. The world's first industrial city, now a vibrant twenty-first century metropolis set between three National Parks, Manchester and its environment are an important resource for field teaching throughout your course.
Geography has been taught at The University of Manchester for more than 125 years.
We have a vibrant community of students and academic staff, with a wide range of teaching and research interests and an impressive international research reputation.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- School of Environment, Education and Development
- +44 (0) 161 275 2814