Taught course

Research in Human Geography

Institution
University of Birmingham · School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Normally a good Honours degree or equivalent in Geography or a related discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The programme combines interdisciplinary expertise from Geography, Political Science and International Studies, and is truly multidisciplinary. Students will interact with other MSc students from across the social sciences and thereby gain a unique breadth of academic research, teaching and key transferable skills.

In addition to exposing individuals to cutting-edge debates in human geography, environmental science and related fields, the programme provides research training in theoretical, philosophical and methodological issues relevant to human geography and social science research. These include debates concerning social theory and epistemology, qualitative and quantitative techniques and their application to human geography, and research design, ethics and presentation.
In essence, the MSc provides rigorous research skills with a broad human geography focus, but can also be combined with a number of optional modules concerned with environmental management and decision-making and urban resilience.
The aims of the programme are as follows:
  • To develop a deeper understanding of advanced level theoretical, philosophical and methodological debates in contemporary human geographies and related social sciences;
  • To provide advanced training in social science research methodologies and their application in social research in general and human geography in particular;
  • To develop a student's ability to communicate ideas and research effectively; and
  • To develop specialist research-grounded expertise (for example, environmental management and/or urban resilience)

Explore postgraduate study at Birmingham at one of our on-campus open days (Friday 4 March 2016). Register to attend at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgopendays

If you can’t make it to one of our on-campus open days, our virtual open days run regularly throughout the year. For more information, please visit: www.pg.bham.ac.uk

Fees and funding

UK students
£6,570 FT - £3,285 PT
International students
£14,850 FT

Please visit:

www.birmingham.ac.uk/pgfunding

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate enquiry service
Email
postgraduate@contacts.bham.ac.uk
Phone
0121 414 5005