Taught course

Research in Human Geography

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

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Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent in Geography or a related discipline.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Research in Human Geography MSc combines expertise from Geography with Political Science, International Studies, Sociology and Social Policy; allowing you to gain a unique breadth of academic research, teaching and key transferable skills.

The MRes Research in Human Geography is a research training Masters degree. It can provide a useful foundation for undertaking a PhD in Human Geography, or is ideal for those who want to acquire rigorous research skills more generally.

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
  • To develop specialist research-grounded expertise (for example, environmental management and/or urban resilience)

Information for international students

IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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